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Zimbabwe: Arbitrary arrests/Fear for Safety/Conditions of Detention/Prisoners of conscience, An estimated 1400 people.

, Index number: AFR 46/018/2002

Around 1,400 people have been arrested during Zimbabwe's presidential election, and are detained without charge in dangerous and overcrowded conditions that could be life-threatening. Those in custody are opposition party polling agents (who monitor vote-counting), independent election observers and Zimbabwean citizens perceived to be supporters of the main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).

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