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Zim activists ‘beaten, sexually assaulted, made to eat faeces, drink urine’

And now the women, ‘abducted’ from an anti-hunger rally, face charges of violating lockdown restrictions

Peta Thornycroft

A Zimbabwean opposition MP and two activists, allegedly abducted from an anti-hunger rally and tortured by security services last week, could be charged for joining the unauthorised protest, a senior minister suggested.

The three women, Joanne Mamombe, 27, an MP for the opposition MDC Alliance, and Netsai Marova and Cecilia Chimbiri, two of the party’s youth leaders, disappeared from the spontaneous food-poverty rally in Harare last Wednesday, prompting the MDC Alliance to issue statements of concern about their whereabouts.

They were admitted to hospital two days later, where they remain, saying they had been arrested, beaten and sexually abused...

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