Monday, March 12, 2007

Robert Mugabe, Marxist

What are the odds that the International Criminal Court will do something about this? Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was taken to surgery after being beaten following his arrest by Robert Mugabe's security forces. The Zimbabwe Pundit relates the torture practices of Mugabe's regime.

The methods of torture are beating all over the body with baton sticks, falanga (beating the feet), pulling their teeth so they become loose, tying hands and feet together and hanging them up like that while they beat them. As I receive many of them at a medical facility in the city, I see it with my own eyes and hear their stories first hand.

What must be remembered is that severe torture, including the falanga, has long term effects, not just psychologically but also physically. The generally unknown statistics are those torture victims who die a year or two later as a result of the torture.


Blogger wretchard said...

Six Islamic leaders who were removed from a US Airways flight will sue for discrimination. The Council on American-Islamic Relations says it will provide details on the lawsuit tomorrow at a Washington news conference. (AP)

I wonder if anybody is ever going to sue Mugabe?

3/12/2007 04:51:00 PM  
Blogger Mike H. said...

Why yes, as a matter of fact the ACLU is right on it. The brief should come out in a couple of days.... Or maybe a week.... Well give it a couple of months.... By the end of the year at least.

As I understand it they'll be working closely with HRW.

3/12/2007 08:56:00 PM  
Blogger Buddy Larsen said...

ACLU might be too busy defending its past president (of Virginia chapter) for trading in child-rape videos.

The correct entity to sue Mugabe is Teddy Kennedy, who led the sanctions/boycott movement to bring down the government of Rhodesia.

Teddy could claim his reputation has suffered as a result of the catastrophic horror he has brought down on the people of the little nation.

Only, it hasn't (reputation suffered, that is).

3/12/2007 09:21:00 PM  
Blogger 3Case said...

"What are the odds that the International Criminal Court will do something about this?"

To borrow from the WW(F)E:


3/13/2007 08:22:00 PM  

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