"Police brutality in Zimbabwe has increased since the government began a crackdown against the opposition, two non-governmental organisations say.
The Solidarity Peace Trust and the Institute of Justice and Reconciliation say police brutality under President Robert Mugabe has become routine.
They say Zimbabwe's government has reverted to patterns of state control established under colonialism.
The two NGOs examined the details of 2,000 politically-motivated arrests.
They say that increasing police brutality coincided with the rise of the opposition, primarily the Movement for Democratic Change, led by Morgan Tsvangirai. ...."