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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.

About Mandy Southgate

Mandy Southgate is an accountant living and working in London. She is passionate about world events such as genocide and apartheid and has a desire to understand how these events continue to occur in the modern world. With a focus on the 20th and 21st centuries, A Passion to Understand reflects her continuing research and reading on these topics.
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