22 Apr 2012

NZ journalist arrested in Zimbabwe not yet released

7:13 pm on 22 April 2012

A spokesperson for a New Zealand photo journalist who has been arrested in Zimbabwe says he has not yet been released.

Robin Hammond was arrested together with a charity worker in the border town of Beitbridge, 580 kilometres south of Harare.

The Zimbabwean police say the pair have been charged with violating Protected Areas and Places and Immigration Acts.

A spokesperson for Robin Hammond Photography says they have not yet been released and declined to comment further.