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Mugabe Foe Is Defiant After Bloody Rally

Zimbabwean resistance leader Morgan Tsvangirai spoke out today from his hospital bed, where he was recovering from a violent clash with police at a protest Sunday. Tsvangirai and 49 other members of the Movement for Democratic Change were injured as they rallied against Robert Mugabe’s repressive regime.


BBC:

He said he suffered head injuries, for which he received six stitches, and took “body blows” to the arms, knees and back, and that he lost two pints (one litre) of blood.

Correspondents say there were an astonishing number of broken arms among the activists’ injuries, indicating a very high level of physical violence.

“There are lots of people who’ve been subjected to this kind of torture, this kind of brutality by this regime,” Mr Tsvangirai said in an interview from his hospital bed.

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