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Six Police Officer Arraigned In Mozambique Over Poll Observer Murder

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Six police officers have been  arraigned in Mozambique over a poll observers murder. 

The police officers who were said to be members of Mozambique’s elite police unit are on trial for the murder of a well-known election observer.

The deceased, Anastacio Matavele was shot dead in his car in the city of Xai-Xai just before the elections last year.

The suspected involvement of the police came to light after the alleged attackers had a car crash as they fled the scene.

Four police officers have confessed to been part Of the murder. The alleged ringleader is said to be on the run.

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