Saturday, February 6, 2016

Defiance in Lesotho

The Lesotho Army has refused to release from detention a number of soldiers whose release on bail was ordered by the High Court. From this article:
Lesotho's Defence Force (LDF) chief should not be allowed to continue to disobey a court order, Amnesty International said today ahead of his court appearance for failure to comply with a High Court order to release 18 soldiers from military detention. 
Lieutenant-General Tlali Kamoli has been charged with contempt of court after failing to honour a court order requiring the release of soldiers on “open arrest”, a form of military bail. The soldiers were detained between May and June 2015 for their alleged participation in a mutiny.
Amnesty International is on the case. 

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