The detention of two lawyers for providing legal counsel to members of Zimbabwe’s MDC party is the latest attempt by the ZANU-PF government to undermine the rule of law and victimise practitioners representing the opposition, legal experts have said. Condemnation of the arrests came May 8 as the Law Society of Zimbabwe, which represents the country’s legal fraternity, organized a Harare protest march but a lawyer told IRIN that heavily armed police had prevented it from taking place. (IRIN)

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