Saturday, April 26, 2008

Zimbabwe crisis worsens

Recounts confirm that Mugabe's party lost the election:
Zimbabwe's electoral commission said Saturday that a recount of votes for 10 parliamentary seats confirmed the original results, including opposition victories, making it unlikely that the ruling party can wrest control of parliament.
Zimbabwean army and police raided the headquarters of the main opposition party in the capital, Harare, yesterday and arrested more than 100 people, some of whom had taken shelter in the building after falling victim to purported government-sponsored violence . . .
One of the arrested activists who managed to escape from police custody said the security officers took away at least 120 people in police and army vehicles.
He spoke last night to The Washington Times but asked not to be identified for fear the army would carry out reprisals against his family.
"At around 10 a.m. ... dozens of police and army trucks pulled up outside the MDC headquarters at Harvest House in Harare. They swarmed into the building, assaulting and handcuffing people as they went," he said.
If Jimmy Carter really wants to do something for peace and democracy, why doesn't he stop fooling around with Hamas and go do something about Zimbabwe?

1 comment:

  1. Check out those glasses.

    I had a pair just like those, but it was in the late 70's to early 80's.

    You'd think the man could at least afford contacts, no?