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  • Statement on torture of opposition and civil society leaders
    Zimbabwe Exiles Forum
    March 13, 2007

    The Zimbabwe Exiles Forum (ZEF) expresses its total revulsion and unreserved condemnation of yet another example of the Zimbabwean government's disregard of human rights and freedoms. In yet another of many instances of brutality and excessive use of force against unarmed civilians, police shot and killed an opposition Movement for Democratic Change on Sunday.

    Reports also indicate that senior leaders in the opposition and civil society movement like Morgan Tsvangirai, Aurthur Mutambara and Lovemore Madhuku were brutally tortured in custody. This follows on the heals of the recent atrcocities and torture committed against labour leaders. ZEF warns that this intorance to dissent and violence by the state apparatus may lead to defensive mechanisms that may plunge the country into anarchy and push it onto the brink of a civil war, a situation that would be catastrophic not only for Zimbabwe, but for the whole region.

    ZEF urges the international community and SADC in particular to intervene urgently before the situation explodes.

    ZEF also urges the opposition and civil society organizations as well as the Zimbabwean diaspora to work together than ever before to demand a more human rights friendly and democratic Zimbabwe that respects the rule of law.

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