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Zimbabwe: Fear for safety /Health Concern/ Conditions of detention

, Index number: AFR 46/008/2002

Amnesty International is concerned for the safety of Gertrud Ntombemi(f)- National Executive member of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), Abednico Bhebhe (m)- MDC Member of Parliament, Peter Nyoni (m)- MDC Member of Parliament, and 33 MDC supporters, who are being held without charge at a local police station in Nkayi district, Matabeleland North. They have been denied access to their lawyers and are being held in conditions which amount to cruel and degrading treatment. They are at risk of ill-treatment having been beaten at the time of arrest and have also been denied access to medical attention.

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