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Zimbabwe police raid opposition, election offices

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posted on Apr, 25 2008 @ 07:03 PM

Zimbabwe police raid opposition, election offices

Riot police and intelligence officers ransacked opposition party headquarters and the offices of independent election monitors Friday, hauling away material documenting President Robert Mugabe's apparent electoral defeat.

Hundreds of people were arrested in the raids, which sent a powerful message that Zimbabwe's longtime leader intends to hold onto power despite a growing global clamor for him to step aside and rising violence at home.
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[edit on 4/25/2008 by biggie smalls]

posted on Apr, 25 2008 @ 07:03 PM
Well this is just great. Mugabe does not want to leave office, even though he lost the election.

Will the US step in and force Mugabe out of office? Nope. The Chinese are there supporting Mugabe aka trading resources for weapons.

There was an article about how China is down to 12 days of coal, well guess what, Zimbabwe is coal-rich.

The Chinese are in Sudan for oil and Zimbabwe for coal, what a surprise. It just so happens both countries have corrupt leaders who will do business with anyone.

Thanks China for supporting genocide. Not that you care, you treat Tibetans as slaves. What goes around comes around my friends.

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posted on Apr, 26 2008 @ 01:30 PM
Too many of you guys on the ball around here

Mugabe's police raid opposition and election observers, arresting hundreds

Officials from the opposition Movement for Democratic Change said police beat dozens of members and arrested some 300 during the raid on its Harare headquarters. Material on vote-counting was seized from both offices.

In a statement, the MDC said 250 heavily armed officers had raided the building, taking away some 300 people including pregnant women and mothers with small children.
While some were staff members, most were supporters who had sought refuge in the opposition headquarters after being attacked by Mugabe loyalists, it said.

Mr Mugabe has already accused the MDC of plotting a coup against him with the help of the British government.
The human rights group Amnesty International condemned the raids as “unacceptable” and called on the authorities to cease all harassment of political and human rights activists.
The raids came the day after the top US envoy for Africa, Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Frazer, declared Mr Tsvangirai the clear winner of the presidential vote, basing her conclusions on results compiled by the ZESN.
Earlier this week, a group of Zimbabwean church leaders warned of full-scale genocide unless the international community intervened. The opposition claims that Mr Mugabe is waging a campaign of brutal suppression which has killed at least 10 of its supporters. Government officials have in turn accused the opposition of perpetrating violence.

I also read somewhere that the ship carrying weapons that was turned away in S. Africa is now coming in thru Angola. Maybe Mugabe should have consulted with Shrub first, to find out how to properly steal an election.

[edit on 4/26/2008 by RabbitChaser]

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