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Living in fear of Mugabe's green bombers

Human rights activists called on the Commonwealth yesterday to investigate the abuses perpetrated by a growing number of state-sponsored youth gangs in Zimbabwe. Investigations by the Guardian reveal that President Robert Mugabe’s youth militias are increasingly well-trained in torture techniques which they use on civilians. Police take virtually no action against the forces, widely known as “green bombers” for the colour of their military-style uniforms and for their reputation for violence. The trauma is evident on the face of Jameson Gadzirai, 23, three weeks after he and three others were abducted by the Zanu-PF youth militia. Full Story

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