Saturday, April 19, 2008

Mugabe Goons Set Up Torture Camps

Doesn't seem like the left is too outraged over this news.

I guess as long as Robert Mugabe's opposition isn't being waterboarded, why would they bother to criticize a fellow traveler?
SUPPORTERS of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party have set up a network of torture camps where they have been assaulting opposition activists, a leading rights group says.

The New York-based Human Rights Watch said suspected supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) were being rounded up and then beaten for several hours at a time with wooden sticks and batons in the wake of last month's disputed elections.

"Torture and violence are surging in Zimbabwe," Human Rights Watch's Africa director Georgette Gagnon said in a new report.

"ZANU-PF members are setting up torture camps to systematically target, beat, and torture people suspected of having voted for the MDC in last month's elections."

The organisation said it had conducted interviews with more than 30 people who had sustained serious injuries, including broken limbs, as a result of the beatings in the camps.

The aim of the beatings was to punish people for voting for the opposition in the March 29 polls and coerce them into supporting Mugabe in a possible second round run-off, HRW added.
I suppose if they get around to putting panties on someone's head, maybe the leftwingers in this country will notice. Until then, they can barely stifle the yawns.

Update: Thanks to Instapundit for the link.

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