Zimbabwe Protestors Stripped, Jailed
Robert Mugabe has appeared to survive, once again, a number of prophecies predicting his certain demise. But protests in the country are spreading, with the churches now aligned against the government. The police are responding with increasingly questionable tactics.
Women arrested at a protest organized by a pro-democracy group were stripped of their clothes and jailed naked for hours, the group said Sunday, accusing police of violating Zimbabwe's traditional moral values.
82 members of Women of Zimbabwe Arise were arrested for holding an "illegal political rally" in the second largest city, Bulawayo. Of those:
18 were stripped and jailed "the whole day in a state of undress