SERI welcomes the decision to acquit Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa, who was arrested in March 2013 on charges of obstructing the course of justice after she allegedly blocked police from searching her client’s residence. In April 2013 the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA) appointed SERI's executive director Stuart Wilson as an independent trial observer to monitor the criminal proceedings brought against Mtetwa.

  • Read the Commonwealth Lawyers Assocation (CLA)'s statement on the acquittal (26 November 2013) here.