More than 100 leaders of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) were arrested on Wednesday as they were about to launch marches to protest at the country's deepening economic crisis.
Many of those detained are reported to have been so badly beaten by police that they suffered broken limbs and other serious injuries. Lawyers said their clients were refused medical care or access to their legal representatives for nearly 48 hours.
Despite this, union leaders vowed yesterday to continue their protests.
Monday, September 18, 2006
The Guardian: Zimbabwe union chiefs tell of police beatings
From today's Guardian,