Link: Zimbabwe court grants bail, lawmaker still jailed [Associated Press]
What happened to the concept of the presumption of innocence until guilt is proven? A Zimbabwean judge has granted Roy Bennett bail but has ordered that he be retained for a further week in case the prosecution want to appeal. In my mind, the act of granting a person bail is based on the tenet of presumed innocence in that we allow a person as much liberty as possible until their guilt has been proven. This judge is merely paying lip service to all of those people who are rightly concerned about Bennett's detention. The fact remains that nothing has changed and Bennett remains in custody on trumped-up charges.