Zimbabwe's top rights lawyer acquitted

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Posted: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 12:00 am

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Zimbabwe's leading rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa was acquitted Tuesday of charges of obstructing justice and being unruly to police officers.

But human rights activists say the charges should have never been brought against her in the first place and they charge the government has used such dubious charges, jailing and court trials to hamper critics and opponents of long-time President Robert Mugabe.

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