ZIMBABWE Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) is distressed by the arrest on Thursday 14 May 2009 of prominent human rights lawyer, Alec Muchadehama, who has been representing several Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) members and human rights activists, charged with plotting to unseat President Robert Mugabe.
Muchadehama was arrested by one Murimbo and Piwa from Harare Central Police Station’s Law and Order Section, during the discharge of his duties at the Rotten Row Magistrates Courts in Harare on Thursday morning, where he was to attend to four court cases.
The charges that the police are preferring on Muchadehama were not clear at the time of releasing this update.
However, last week ZLHR released an alert exposing a plot involving the Attorney General’s (AG) Office and some police officers in planning to arrest Muchadehama for allegedly facilitating "the improper release" of three political detainees, Andrison Manyere from Chikurubi Maximum Prison and Gandhi Mudzingwa, Kisimusi Dhlamini under hospital detention at the Avenues Clinic on 17 April 2009.
NB: More details will be released soon as we gather more information from our lawyers at Harare Central Police Station.