Finally, common sense has prevailed and the High Court judge in Harare, Zimbabwe has let well known Human Rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa out of jail on a bail of $500. This was after huge international pressure. It does not bode well for the elections due to take place later in the year in Zimbabwe.
Beatrice Mtetwa is a well known Zimbabwean human rights lawyer who has been arrested and is being illegally detained following the referendum on the new constitution. Lawyers, human rights groups such as Amnesty International and the public at large are outraged at the treatment of Ms Mtetwa. In the meantime, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was among those in the VIP section at the inaugural mass for the new Pope, Francis I. How can a man who claims to be a devout Catholic treat the people in his country, over which he has held sway for more than 30 years, in such a brutal way?