Zimbabwe Beatrice Mtetwa released on bail
On 25 March 2013, the High Court of Zimbabwe has granted Beatrice Mtetwa bail during a bail appeal hearing held in Harare.
On Sunday 17 March 2013, Zimbabwean police arrested Mtetwa, on allegations of ‘obstructing or defeating the course of justice’. Mtetwa was arrested while attempting to provide legal assistance to Thabani Mpofu, Director of Research and Development in the Office of the Zimbabwean Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, who was arrested the same day. Mtetwa’s mobile phone, containing privileged attorney-client communication, was confiscated.
Shortly after the arrest of Mtetwa, Lawyers for Lawyers has sent, together with Zimbabwe Watch, the AED and Lawyers Rights Watch Canada, a letter to the Zimbabwean authorities, urging them to release Ms. Mtetwa immediately and unconditionally.
Click here to see the letter that was sent.
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