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Warning of Genocide in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF has instituted a wide-ranging campaign of torture and may be about to commit genocide against its opponents, say church organisations and Zimbabwean and international human rights groups. Zanu-PF members, the party’s youth militia and police are torturing ever more members of the opposition and the country is primed for a genocide similar to that in Rwanda in 1994, they say. Reports released by the groups claim that the use of torture is “unparalleled” and is intensifying as government supporters try to “rid Zimbabwe of opposition members”. The groups include the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Amnesty International, Genocide Watch, the Zimbabwe Crisis Committee and Danish Physicians for Human Rights. Some say that if the international community fails to intervene, Zimbabwe is likely to face a genocide similar to Rwanda’s. Full Story

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