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Zimbabwe Police Step Up Pressure on Opposition

In recent days, police in Zimbabwe have arrested opposition figures and carried out searches at the offices of opposition organizations. Early Wednesday, police arrested Lovemore Madhuku, chairman of the National Constitutional Assembly, an umbrella body for various Zimbabwean groups lobbying for a new constitution. The police charged Mr. Madhuku with defying a section of the Public Order and Security Act by holding a demonstration without their permission. He was released after they recorded a statement. The police also ransacked the head offices of Mr. Madhuku’s organization in Harare, and the offices of the main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change, in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second city. Full Story

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