Friday, April 04, 2008

Opposition offices raided


HARARE, Zimbabwe - President Robert Mugabe's government raided the offices of the main opposition movement and rounded up foreign journalists, including a New York Times correspondent, Thursday in an ominous indication that he may use intimidation and violence to keep his grip on power.

The New York Times said police took into custody its correspondent Barry Bearak, who was covering the elections.

"We do not know where he is being held, or what, if any, charges have been made against him," Bill Keller, executive editor of the Times, said in a statement. "We are making every effort to ascertain his status, to assure that he is safe and being well treated, and to secure his prompt release."..

Zimbabwe forbids foreign journalists to enter the country even before this election

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