Monday, April 28, 2008

Opposition being attacked

from the nytimes:

Published: April 28, 2008

JOHANNESBURG — Evidence of widespread retribution against people who supported Zimbabwe’s opposition party in last month’s election has begun to stream out despite the government’s efforts to restrict press access to the worst of the violence....

this growing body of evidence — in the form of witness accounts, photographs and other documentation, some compiled by an American diplomatic field team — has raised serious questions about whether a free and fair vote is possible if, as expected, a runoff is scheduled.....

The questions have grown to the point that the United Nations’ top human rights official, Louise Arbour, publicly expressed worry on Sunday that violence could subvert any effort to resolve Zimbabwe’s political crisis....

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