From Stuff this morning, things just don't seem to be getting any better in Zimbabwe:
Dozens of Zimbabwean opposition activists detained on terrorism charges, and who local rights groups say have been tortured, are in life-threatening danger because they have been denied medical treatment for months.
Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights and Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights said on Saturday the government had defied several court orders since December to release the detainees and allow them to seek medical treatment.
President Robert Mugabe's government has charged more than 30 members of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) with bombing police stations and recruiting people for an insurgency – charges all the accused have rejected.
The detainees have been severely tortured and the health of several, including a 72-year-old villager who has been held for 100 days, has deteriorated over the last few weeks, the rights group leaders said at a press conference.
How people can have the strength to stand up to a regime that does this astounds and amazes me. And how others can draw any comparison between Robert Mugabe and Helen Clark flabbergasts me entirely.