Mugabe victory brings wave of intimidation against women activists

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Mugabe victory brings wave of intimidation against women activists

Amnesty International reports that especially in Zimbabwe's rural areas, away from any accountability, allies of Mugabe have been targeting opposition's female political activists.

An election victory by Robert Mugabe and his party usually means trouble for opposition supporters in Zimbabwe, especially those living in remote rural areas.

Following results of the July 31 disputed polls that saw Mr. Mugabe and his Zanu PF party shock the opposition with a two-thirds majority, a long-running tradition of post-election violence has returned.

International human rights group Amnesty Internationalraised the first alarm last week, after some villagers, most of them women, were forced to flee their homes inMashonaland Central Province, following alleged retributive violence from Mugabe supporters.

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