A year ago, Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa -- who has spent her career fighting for a strong rule of law -- was arrested on charges of obstruction of justice. She was detained for eight days before being released on bail.
Mtetwa is featured in the recent documentary Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law produced by Lorie Conway.
In this episode of AfricaFiles, listen to the highlights from a talk Mtetwa gave at Carleton University before her trial began last year. You can watch the entire talk here.
Find out more at africafiles.org.
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