Zimbabwe Cracks Down On Opposition After Disputed Presidential Election

After a disputed presidential election, Zimbabwe has cracked down on the opposition. One of its leaders sought asylum in neighboring Zambia, but he was returned, then detained. 

Now he's out on bail. NPR's Eyder Peralta reports.

EYDER PERALTA, BYLINE: These seven seconds are what got Tendai Biti in a world of trouble.

TENDAI BITI: The results show beyond reasonable doubt that we have won this election.
Zimbabwe Cracks Down On Opposition After Disputed Presidential Election
PERALTA: In fact, the electoral commission declared President Emmerson Mnangagwa, not Biti's opposition MDC-A party, the winner. And Biti was then hunted down by security forces, who charged him with fomenting violence and of announcing unofficial results. A video posted on Twitter shows Biti crossing the border into Zambia with the help of his supporters. Biti asked for asylum, but Zambia sent him back to Zimbabwe to face authorities. Dewa Mavhinga of Human Rights Watch says what happened to Biti is just a small example of what's happening to opposition supporters across Zimbabwe ... Continued Here - Zimbabwe Cracks Down On Opposition After Disputed Presidential Election


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