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Zimbabwe's Human Rights Doctors Condemn Torture Against Opponents

Human rights doctors are condemning the continued use of torture and other cruel treatment by police against political opponents and activists.

In a statement released Thursday, the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights says it has become difficult to monitor the condition of those affected, because police deny those in detention “access to independent medical attention.”

ZADHR says at least eight MDC activists who are reportedly in remand prison, need urgent medical attention. It urged security forces in Zimbabwe to stop the use of torture, and for the government to take necessary measures to prevent further acts of torture against political opponents.

The secretary of the doctors group Peter Iliff,tells Studio 7 reporter Carole Gombakomba that torture and other forms of beatings currently taking place, are unacceptable and the consequences may be severe.

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