posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 10:37 AM
Zimbabwe's Supreme Court has thrown out a case brought to them by a group of expats demanding their right to vote. Currently the only Zimbabweans
that can vote from abroad are diplomats and military members and their families. President Robert Mugabe's government says that they should return to
Zimbabwe if they wish to vote.
Zimbabwe's Supreme Court has thrown out a request by a group of expatriates to vote in March elections, the state-run Herald newspaper has
Seven UK-based Zimbabweans challenged a law which critics say bars an estimated three million citizens living abroad from casting their ballots.
Correspondents say Zimbabweans are leaving in increasing numbers because of an economic and political crisis.
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This is just the latest tragedy to befall the citizens of Zimbabwe. If ever international intervention was justified it would be for this country.
From the government condoned usurping of white land owners property to human rights attrocities, the justifications for international action are
Zimbabwe has not even registered on the international radar for most countries. Its Britain that has kept the spot light on Mugabe and his actions
because of the two countries history.
There needs to be action taken against Mugabe. A democractic removal of his regime is impossible now that he's made those citizens who are able to
escape his reach unable to vote him out.