Torture camps set up, says rights group [Zimbabwe ]

SUPPORTERS of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party have set up a network of torture camps where they have been assaulting opposition activists, a leading rights group says.

The New York-based Human Rights Watch said suspected supporters of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) were being rounded up and then beaten for several hours at a time with wooden sticks and batons in the wake of last month’s disputed elections.

“Torture and violence are surging in Zimbabwe,” Human Rights Watch’s Africa director Georgette Gagnon said in a new report.

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