Former Zimbabwe judge Mr Justice Fergie Blackie has been detained by police and held without legal representation, in yet another controversial arrest under the Mugabe regime
After a police commission investigation into the conduct of retired Judge Blackie in relation to a previous case, he was arrested at 4am on 13 September. No formal charges were made. Judge Blackie was denied access to legal representation for 32 hours, and reportedly, medical attention and food. The International Bar Association (IBA) has written to the Attorney General of Zimbabwe to express its concern. Mark Ellis, IBA executive director said: "Just when you think Mugabe could not inflict any more pain on the people of Zimbabwe, he tightens his grip even more."