Zimbabwe rights activist accused of plotting to overthrow Mugabe

A Zimbabwean human rights activist missing for three weeks was taken to court Wednesday, and state media said she was accused in a plot to overthrow President Robert Mugabe. Zimbabwe police officials had denied holding Jestina Mukoko, who until Wednesday had not been seen since being taken from her home Dec. 3, the day activists held nationwide protests against the country's deepening economic and health crises. Mukoko appeared days after opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said he would withdraw from talks on implementing a power sharing deal unless at least 42 missing activists and opposition officials were released or charged.