Zimbabwe: AIDS Workers From Oakland Free on Bail
September 14, 2010
Four East Bay residents on a mission to help AIDS patients and orphans in Zimbabwe were released from a jail there on Monday, three days after being arrested on suspicion of distributing drugs without a proper license. The two nurses, a doctor, and a community volunteer were arrested along with two aid workers from Zimbabwe and New Zealand, said ministry officials at Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, Calif.
The mission members were released on $200 bail and have been ordered to surrender their passports ahead of a Sept. 27 court appearance. In the meantime, they are staying near the Mother of Peace orphanage, where the ministry assists with medical clinic operations.
San Francisco Chronicle
09.14.2010; Erin Allday; Associated Press
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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