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Zimbabwe: Fear for safety of farming communities and opposition political activists in rural areas

, Index number: AFR 46/006/2000

Opposition activists and supporters, real or perceived, are being intimidated and attacked, and at least six have been killed, in rural areas by so-called "war veterans" and other supporters of the ruling party, Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF). Far from condemning these abuses, which are continuing with the apparent complicity or acquiescence of the authorities, President Mugabe has repeatedly made statements supporting those responsible.

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