Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Monday, February 24, 2003

Peter Tacthell not giving up.

Later, Mr. Tatchell and members of Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change party went to the Paris deputy prosecutor's office to file an 80-page deposition. It included affidavits from torture victims, plus reports from Amnesty International and the Danish group Physicians for Human Rights, which said torture was routine in Zimbabwe.

"The deputy prosecutor told us he agreed our submission should be treated as an urgent matter, given that President Mugabe may leave Paris after the Franco-African summit ends, and he gave us his assurance that it would be treated seriously. He felt it was serious and solid submission," said Mr. Tatchell.

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