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Zimbabwe: Excessive use of force/torture: Leaders and supporters of the Movement for Democratic Change

, Index number: AFR 46/001/2008

Zimbabwe's main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), is preparing to stage nationwide political demonstrations in advance of the presidential and parliamentary elections, scheduled to take place on 29 March 2008. At one of the first MDC demonstrations in the run-up to the elections on 23 January, the police assaulted and arrested MDC supporters and leaders, and Amnesty International believes the police are likely use excessive force at the forthcoming demonstrations.

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