Equal treatment to accused (Zimbabwe)

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In Lotriet & Anor HH-164-2001 the applicants were granted bail by a magistrate but the Attorney-General's appeal against the grant of bail was upheld by the High Court, so they remained in custody. In a further application to the High Court it was revealed that an accomplice had been granted bail. The court granted their application on the basis of two fundamental principles: the right of the individual to liberty and the need for justice to be seen to be administered evenly. The judge commented that it was "vital that in the administration of justice there does not appear any form of discrimination, particularly in a matter where the liberty of a person is involved."

See Zimbabwe Criminal Defense Manual