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Title   Zimbabwe: Shattered Lives - The Case of Porta Farm
Author Amnesty International; Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights
Edition PDF
Published London: Amnesty International; Harare ZLHR
Year 2006-03-31
Pages 25
Serial AFR 46/004/2006
Abstract This report documents how the settlement of Porta Farm was destroyed. Residents watched helplessly as bulldozers and police officers in riot gear reduced their homes to rubble. Police officers reportedly threatened the residents, saying anyone who resisted eviction would be beaten. The destruction of Porta Farm went on all day - only ending when darkness fell. Thousands of people were forced to sleep outside in the rubble in mid-winter. The next day, the police returned to continue with the demolitions. They also began to forcibly remove people on the back of trucks.
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