Wednesday, July 7, 2004

Zimbabwe Human Rights Forum Report

The Mail and Guardian Online reported today that a "A coalition of independent human rights groups accused President Robert Mugabe's government on Tuesday of trying to suppress an African Union report on human rights violations in Zimbabwe.The report, resulting from a fact-finding mission by the 53-nation body, presents damning allegations of a clampdown on civil liberties surrounding Zimbabwe's 2002 presidential elections, including arrests and torture of government opponents, lawyers and pro-democracy activists".