Zimbabwe Alec Muchadehama acquitted
Alec Muchadehama was on trial because of supposed contempt of Court. In June 2009, his prosecution was initiated because he supposedly was involved in the ‘illegal release’ of journalist Andrison Manyere and two members of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), the political party that was founded in 1999 to oppose the government of President Mugabe. Human rights organizations, L4L among them, believe however that Muchadehama was prosecuted for his legitimate work as a lawyer, since he assisted a number of MDC-members and human rights activists who were suspected of subversive activities against President Mugabe.
Please find the press release of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) here.
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