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TAKE ACTION! STAND UP FOR THE PEOPLE OF ZIMBABWE ON 12 JULY

Last month Robert Mugabe was sworn in as President of Zimbabwe again after one of the bloodiest and most controversial elections in African history. "It is the responsibility of all Africans to urgently put a stop to Mr Mugabe's anti-democratic activities," says CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Amnesty International and the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP), who are calling for a pan-African campaign of solidarity for Zimbabwe this Saturday, 12 July.

"The widespread killings, torture and intimidation of the political opposition that characterised the presidential election run-off on 27 June cannot be condoned under any circumstances," say the groups. So they are asking the people of Africa to stand together with the people of Zimbabwe.

How? Start by organising or attending a vigil outside the Zimbabwe embassy in your country on 12 July. Write to your MP and urge your government to step up its efforts in Zimbabwe. Publish articles or letters in the national or local press on violations of human and people's rights in Zimbabwe. Direct people to sign a petition.

To find out more about the campaign and ideas for action, see: http://tinyurl.com/5pporo

Or email:
- CIVICUS: anupama.selvam (@) civicus.org
- Amnesty: christopher.cymbalak (@) amnesty.org
- GCAP: joe.donlin (@) civicus.org
(9 July 2008)

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