Beatrice Mtetwa Granted Bail
Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa was on Monday granted bail by the High Court.
The news came via the ZLHR twitter account:
End of the road to persecution. Beatrice Mtetwa set free, High Court Judge Musakwa grants her bail.
— ZLHR (@ZLHRLawyers) March 25, 2013
Mtetwa and 4 MDC-T officials were arrested on 17 March. They were detained on Official State Secrets charges while Mtetwa was arrested after the police said she had obstructed justice while they were effecting the search.
Justice Musakwa cited Mtetwa’s long service as lawyer and stated lower court should not have refused bail, calling it a misdirection.
This will bring a pause to one of the most confusing detentions in a bit.
Bail was set at $500.