Report: Fair Zimbabwe election impossible
Violence and intimidation targeting Zimbabwe's opposition party -- the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) -- has "extinguished any chance of a free and fair" runoff election, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report.
Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, right, has found it hard to campaign freely in Zimbabwe, reported CNN.
The report, issued Monday, estimated that 2,000 people have been tortured and 36 killed in recent violence aimed at keeping voters from casting ballots for MDC presidential candidate Morgan Tsvangirai in the June 27 runoff against President Robert Mugabe.
"If current conditions are maintained, there is no possibility of a credible, free and fair poll," the report said.