Zimbabwe accuses MDC activists of made up state torture claims

Posted by on June 4, 2020 12:56 pm
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Women arrested in May went missing for two days before reappearing badly injured

Zimbabwe’s government has accused two opposition activists and an MP who described torture, humiliation and repeated sexual assaults after being abducted by suspected state security services of inventing the entire episode.

The three women, all leaders of the Movement for Democratic Change’s youth section, were arrested at a roadblock guarded by police and soldiers last month at a protest in Harare against the state’s failure to provide for the poor during the country’s Covid-19 lockdown last month.

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