Zimbabweans urge rights lawyer's release

Critics say detention of Beatrice Mtetwa, who is due to reappear in court on Monday, is politically motivated.

    Police in Zimbabwe have dispersed demonstrators calling for the release of a prominent human rights lawyer, who was arrested last week on allegations of obstructing justice.

    Mtetwa denies any wrongdoing and says she merely asked police officers to show her a search warrant during a raid on Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's staff offices in Harare.

    Critics say the detention of Beatrice Mtetwa, who is due to reappear in court on Monday, is politically motivated.

    Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Harare, Zimbabwe's capital.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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