Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Zimbabwe Jail Likened To Death Camp

PHOTOGRAPHS PROVIDED BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORP. SUFFERING: In these screen captures from "Hell Hole" provided to The Washington Times in advance of its broadcast Tuesday, gaunt prisoners share stories of being neglected by the Zimbabwean government. The documentary, produced with hidden cameras, is set to air on "Special Assignment".

From The Washington Times:

Evokes images from Holocaust.

Halfway through a 25-month sentence for theft, Brian Gumbo is literally rotting away - his skin peels because of malnutrition and the muscles in his legs have withered to the point where he can barely walk.

Mr. Gumbo, thought to be in his late 20s or early 30s, is one of several inmates videotaped through hidden cameras inside Zimbabwe's prisons.

The images, shared with The Washington Times, are of gaunt prisoners with protruding ribs reminiscent of just-freed Holocaust survivors or Muslim prisoners held by Serbian troops during the Bosnian war.

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More News On Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, law has a long road ahead -- L.A. Times
Zimbabwe: Farm Seizures Assailed -- New York Times
A year after contested poll, Zimbabwe seeks hope -- AFP
Goods reappear in Zimbabwe shops -- AFP
Has Zimbabwe's Runaway Inflation Been Tamed? -- Time Magazine
Zimbabwe: Is the basket case finally on the mend? -- Independent

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