Near Chaos in Zimbabawe

Opposition groups were joined by Human Rights organizations in calling for an end to the crackdown on dissent initiated by dictator Robert Mugabe.The crackdown has been brutal with hundreds being beaten and arrested by Mugabe's loyal henchmen:New York-based Human Rights Watch joined other rights groups and Zimbabwe's opposition party in linking violence since last month's presidential vote to the security forces and so-called "war veterans" - groups loyal to autocratic President Robert Mugabe.Mugabe's regime has countered that the opposition groups are responsible for the violence, even arresting scores of people last week, including women and their nursing babies, who the opposition says had taken shelter from the violence at its headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe's capital.Lawyers for Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change said the Harare High Court ordered late Monday that everyone arrested at its headquarters last week should be freed. On Tuesday, police...(Read Full Post)