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WCC urges Zimbabwean government to stop human rights violations

28 October 2003

The World Council of Churches, "deeply concerned at the deteriorating law and order situation in Zimbabwe", has urged the country's government "to take immediate steps to restore the rule of law and put an end to arbitrary arrests, torture and killings". In a letter sent Monday, 27 October 2003, to Zimbabwean Minister of Justice Patrick Chinamasa, the director of the WCC's Commission of the Churches on International Affairs Peter Weiderud asked for "an immediate enquiry into the case of Mrs (Beatrice) Mtetwa and others who have been the subject of police brutality" in order to "ensure that justice is done to them".

The full text of the letter is available at:

www.wcc-coe.org/wcc/what/international/20031027zimbabwe.html