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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Zimbabwe: Gov't Intensifies Crackdown On Dissent

There is more trouble in the region of Zimbabwe by Robert Mugabe. He is trying to silence any and all dissent about his government and him.
Human Rights Watch
(Washington, DC)
October 30, 2006
Posted to the web October 31, 2006

New York

In reaction to a recent wave of protests against deteriorating social and economic conditions in the country, the Zimbabwean government has intensified its campaign to suppress peaceful dissent, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

The 28-page report, "'You Will Be Thoroughly Beaten': The Brutal Suppression of Dissent in Zimbabwe," reveals the repressive tactics that the government has used against civil society activists in the past year. Human Rights Watch has documented systematic abuses against activists, including excessive use of force by police during protests, arbitrary arrests and detention, and the use of torture and mistreatment by police and intelligence officials.
So you think you have it bad here? Read the entire article.