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Title   Policing the state: An evaluation of 1,981 political arrests in Zimbabwe, 2000-2005
Author Institute for Justice and Reconciliation and Solidarity Peace Trust
Edition PDF
Published Cape Town; Port Shepstone; IJR; SPT
Year 2006-12-04
Pages 64
Abstract This report highlights the growth of police brutality in Zimbabwe since 2000, which has coincided with the rise of the democratic challenge to the State. During the 1990s, peaceful protest by the student movement and trades unions was tolerated to some degree, but after the forming of the Movement for Democratic Change and the loss of the February constitutional referendum in 2000, State repression escalated in all respects. The Zimbabwe government has reverted to patterns of State control established under colonialism, including mass arrests in terms of repressive legislation, combined with brutality against civilians..
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