Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of William Hague William Hague Shadow Secretary of State (Foreign Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether an estimate has been made of the numbers killed and injured in Zimbabwe as a result of politically-motivated violence since the 29 March election; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Miliband David Miliband Foreign Secretary

Since election day, at least 500 people have been injured, 120 hospitalised and two killed as a consequence of state-sponsored violence. Many have suffered torture. In addition, at least 7,000 people have been internally displaced by the violence.

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mick angel
Posted on 9 May 2008 12:14 pm (Report this annotation)

Mr. Miliband, apropos of Diego Garcia:

Is torture only frowned upon when the "bad guys" do it?