Zimbabwe police arrest top rights lawyer

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwean police arrested a prominent human rights lawyer on Thursday, accusing him of defeating the course of justice, one of his lawyers said.

The accused lawyer, Alec Muchadehama, was part of a legal team representing political activists facing terrorism charges.

"He was arrested at the Rotten Row magistrate’s court as he went about his duties. They are charging him with obstructing and defeating the course of justice in the case involving the activists. We don’t know what exactly they say he did," lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa told Reuters.