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Zimbabwe Government arrests opposition leaders
U.S. Department of State
March 11, 2007
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The United States
Government condemns the brutal and unwarranted actions of the Government
of Zimbabwe March 11 in attacking its citizens peacefully gathered
to exercise their legitimate democratic rights at a prayer meeting
in the Harare suburb of Highfield.
The Embassy reports that one person was killed, a number were injured,
and over 100 were arrested. Police have refused to inform lawyers
of the whereabouts of those arrested, including Movement for Democratic
Change leaders Morgan Tsvangirai and Arthur Mutambara; and Lovemore
Madhuku, head of the National
We hold President Robert Mugabe and the Government of Zimbabwe accountable
for the government's actions today, and for the safety and
well-being of those in custody. We call for the immediate release
of those detained, and for the provision of medical treatment for
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