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Torture continues in post-election Zimbabwe

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7345.1057/c (Published 04 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1057
  1. Mark Hunter
  1. Leeds

    Political violence, torture, and denial of basic healthcare services continue unabated in post-election Zimbabwe despite President Robert Mugabe's disputed victory in the polls, human rights organisations have warned.

    Widespread abuses of human rights against supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) were documented in the run-up to the March election by the Amani Trust (a Zimbabwean rights organisation) and Physicians for Human Rights, Denmark (9 February, p317).

    Now both groups claim that the violence goes on, undeterred by President Mugabe's re-election.

    “Within hours …

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