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Howard Burditt released

Reuters photographer Howard Burditt was released today after he was detained for three days in Zimbabwe. Burditt, a Zimbabwean national covering the aftermath of the country's elections, had been in jail since Monday after officials accused him of illegally using a satellite phone to send pictures. "I am extremely relieved that Howard has been released but disturbed that he should have been held in jail for so long on such a charge," said David Schlesinger, the Reuters editor-in-chief. link