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Zimbabwean Rights Lawyers Return From Exile Seeking Justice

Zimbabwean human rights lawyers say that despite the recent power-sharing talks between the long-ruling ZANU-PF party and the Movement for Democratic Change and the subsidence of post-election violence, many violations of human rights are continuing to occur.

But many such lawyers say they have not been able to get involved in such cases for fear of their lives - a good number of rights lawyers were obliged to flee the country following the March elections and in the approach to the widely condemned June 27 presidential run-off election when violence against government critics escalated in both urban and rural areas.

Arnold Tsunga of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, currently Africa Director of the International Commission of Jurists, tells reporter Carole Gombakomba of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that rights lawyers are trickling back into the country hoping to file actions against the ZANU-PF government they allege perpetrated violence and denied humanitarian aid.

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