Harare - Top Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa
remained in police custody on Monday, more than 12 hours after a judge ordered
her release, her lawyer said.
"She is still detained at Rhodesville police
station," lawyer Harrison Nkomo told AFP, referring to a Harare law
Mtetwa was arrested on Sunday while assisting aides of Prime
Minister Morgan Tsvangirai during a police raid on their offices.
Police spokesperson Charity Charamba said Mtetwa was
arrested for shouting at detectives.
Late on Sunday, Justice Charles Hungwe ordered Mtetwa's
Nkomo said the police's decision not to immediately heed that
order was "a clear violation".
"The order was served on all the relevant authorities
but she still remains in custody."
Meanwhile three Tsvangirai's staffers - who were also
detained - have not yet been charged and are still in detention.
They were accused of impersonating police officers.
The incident tainted a referendum held on Saturday on a
draft charter expected to pave way for new elections planned for July.