Saturday, June 14, 2008

Zimbabwe Judge cites Habeas Corpus

The deputy leader of the MDC, Tendai Biti was arrested at Harare airport on Thursday, and has been held without access to his lawyers since.

Now a high court judge in Harare has demanded that Tendai Biti be brought before him and that the police explain why he is being held.

This is the principle of Habeas Corpus that started with Magna Carta. Makes you proud to be British doesn't it? Bit of a shame that this government is trying to get rid of it though.

The BBC has this.

1 comment:

Chervil said...

This judge sounds like a brave fellow. I have been watching with growing alarm how the Zimbabwe disaster is unfolding. Democracy is so valuable when it works well. I agree with you wholeheartedly (from the other side of the political fence :-)) that it is important we hold on to the freedome we have.