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Strikes and Protests 2007- Save Zimbabwe Campaign
Zimbabwe detention diary- Day 4
in Zimbabwe Coalition
March 14, 2007
leaders in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
The Save Zimbabwe Campaign leaders and pro-democracy activists who
were arrested on Sunday sustained severe injuries after being brutally
assaulted by state agents, the military and police. They were released
at just after midnight today and put under the custody of their
lawyers pending a court appearance.
According to one detainee,
police said they were given instructions to dump the bodies of anyone
who was killed during torture episodes . MDC president, Morgan Tsvangirai
had to be resuscitated, mouth-to-mouth. He is recuperating in the
Intensive Care Unit of Avenues Clinic. Also in the ICU are, Sekai
Holland, Elton Mangoma, Gwavava and Lovemore Madhuku. Grace Kwinjeh
is in a disturbing state with a broken ear and fingers and a swollen
The United Nations High
Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour has deplored the brutal
attack and detention of the opposition party leaders and supporters.
She further said that the intimidation of a peaceful assembly is
totally unacceptable. Immediate investigations by Zimbabwean authorities
was called for by the High Commissioner.
Gweru Executive Mayor
the Gweru mayor who was elected on a Movement for Democratic Change
(MDC) ticket was arrested yesterday for embarking on a demonstration
in solidarity with arrested detainees and the Save Zimbabwe Campaign.
The mayor, was arrested together with 10 other MDC supporters.
10 arrested in Kwekwe
Police in Kwekwe
have arrested 10 activists who were demonstrating against the atrocious
beatings of Save Zimbabwe Campaign activists and supporters.
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