Martha O’Donovan on Thursday was ordered freed on $1,000 bail. The New Jersey native will return to court on Wednesday.
O’Donovan is accused of calling the 93-year-old Mugabe a “sick man” in a tweet including an image of the president with a catheter.
O’Donovan faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted for subversion. She also faces a charge of undermining the authority of or insulting the president, which carries up to a year in prison.
O’Donovan has denied the charges as “baseless and malicious.”
Hers was the first arrest since Mugabe last month appointed a cybersecurity minister, criticized by activists as targeting social media.
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