The High Court of Lesotho on Monday ordered the release from pretrial confinement of 23 members of the country's Defence Force who are facing mutiny charges. Details can be found here. Excerpt:
"The Court's decision affirms the independence of the judiciary in Lesotho which has repeatedly faced great intimidation in the last months. Should the LDF respect the Constitution and the rule of law in Lesotho, they will comply with the Court order and release the detainees immediately," says Advocate Shale Shale, President of the Lesotho Law Society.