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Zimbabwe: Arrest and detention without charge/abduction/ "disappearance"/ fear for safety.

, Index number: AFR 46/010/2003

Up to 500 people including officials and members of parliament of the opposition party Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), including Giles Mutsekewa and Austin Mupandawana, have been arrested without charge by police in Zimbabwe. An unknown number of people have reportedly been abducted by supporters of the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), and state security personnel. There have also been reports that a number of MDC activists have "disappeared".

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