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VII. Acknowledgements

This report was researched and written by staff in the Human Rights Watch Africa division. The report was edited by Peter Takirambudde, executive director of the Africa Division, and Iain Levine, Program Director. Legal review was provided by Wilder Tayler, Legal and Policy Director. Contributions were also made by Kate Fletcher, associate in the Africa Division, Beth Golden, a pro bono consultant to the Africa division, and Joseph Cutler, the 2003 Klatsky Fellow. Jeffrey Scott, associate for the Africa Division, Andrea Holley and Fitzroy Hepkins, mail manager, provided production assistance.

Human Rights Watch wishes to acknowledge with gratitude the wide support provided in and outside Zimbabwe by members of human rights and relief organizations, the donor and UN community, trade unionists and political activists, members of the media and many Zimbabweans.

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Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.

We stand with victims and activists to bring offenders to justice, to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom and to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime.

We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable.

We challenge governments and those holding power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law.

We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all.

The staff includes Kenneth Roth, executive director; Michele Alexander, development director; Rory Mungoven, advocacy director; Carroll Bogert, communications director; Barbara Guglielmo, finance director; Lotte Leicht, Brussels office director; Steve Crawshaw, London office director; Maria Pignataro Nielsen, human resources director; Iain Levine, program director; Wilder Tayler, legal and policy director; and Joanna Weschler, United Nations representative. Jonathan Fanton is the chair of the board. Robert L. Bernstein is the founding chair.

Its Africa division was established in 1988 to monitor and promote the observance of internationally recognized human rights in sub-Saharan Africa. Peter Takirambudde is the executive director and Bronwen Manby is the deputy director. Vincent Mai is the chair of the advisory committee.

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October 2003