Justice Azhar Cachalia to observe the trial in the case of The State versus Roy Lesley Bennett in Zimbabwe

The ICJ is pleased to announce that Justice Azhar Cachalia will observe the trial in the matter of The State versus Roy L Bennett in the High Court of Zimbabwe.

Mr. Bennett is charged with the possession of weapons with the intention to commit sabotage, terrorism, banditry and insurgency.  He had earlier been charged with treason but this was dropped. Initially he was charged with contravening section 25 of the Immigration Act requiring persons getting out of Zimbabwe to present themselves before an Immigration officer but this charge was thrown out by court at the initial remand proceedings.

Zimbabwe-case State v. Bennett-web story-2009 (full text in English, PDF)

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