Court Postpones Activist’s Bail Application

Monday, January 28, 2013 - 12:38
Zimbabwean High Court Judge, Felistas Chatukuta postpones the bail hearing for detained ZimRights director, Okay Machisa

Zimbabwean High Court Judge, Felistas Chatukuta, has again postponed the bail hearing for detained ZimRights director, Okay Machisa.

The ZimRights head, who was arrested on 21 January 2013, is accused of attempting to defraud the Registrar General's Office by forging and manufacturing counterfeit copies of certificates of voter registration.

Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights released a press statement in which it says that the High Court judge says he needed extra time, together with the law officer from the Attorney General's Office, to go through the transcript of the Magistrates Court where Machisa was denied bail.

Machisa’s deputy, Leo Chamahwinya, has been in police custody since December 2012 on the same charges.

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Source: 
All Africa