US CONCERNED ABOUT ZIMBABWE….SEE NOTE PLEASE
CONCERNED? NOW? WHERE HAVE THEY BEEN? WHERE IS THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS WHICH HAS CONSISTENTLY IGNORED THE TRAVESTY OF MUGABE’S RULE. RHODESIA VOTED FOR SELF RULE AND THE ONE MAN ONE VOTE GROUPIES IN THE WORLD CHEERED WHEN THE UNION JACK WAS LOWERED. THE BRITS LEFT A SELF-SUSTAINING NATION THAT WAS THE BREAD BASKET FOR AFRICA; HAD A PARLIAMENT AND A STERLING CONSTITUTION; A COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND INTACT SCHOOLS. UNDER MUGABE’S RULE ALL WHITE FARMS WERE SEIZED AND TRASHED, ILLITERACY GREW, FAMINE AND EPIDEMIC RUINED THE NATION…AND NOW WE ARE “CONCERNED”…..OUTRAGEOUS…..RSK
They were subsequently charged with treason and some members of the group were tortured by Zimbabwean police, their lawyer charged.
“The United States is concerned about recent arrests in Zimbabwe targeting political and civil society activists,” State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said in a statement.
Crowley said there have been other similar arrests since then.
“We call on the government to provide medical attention for those who need it and, if torture occurred, to take immediate action to hold the perpetrators accountable,” Crowley said.
“We will follow closely the planned announcement of a ruling on the merits of the treason charges on March 7,” he added.
He called on Zimbabwe to live up to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which covers the rights to peaceful assembly, freedom of opinion and expression, and protection from arbitrary arrest or detention.
“We call on the government of Zimbabwe to uphold those rights and to ensure due process for those arrested,” he said.
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