EU Orders Mugabe to Produce Kidnapped Activist Itai Dzamara or Lose Aid

NOW DAILY

By Peter Bolder|
Now Daily|

The European Union has threatened to cut aid to Zimbabwe if president Robert Mugabe does not account for missing political activist Itai Dzamara.
The Occupy Africa Unity Square leader was kidnapped by state security agents in March after staging peaceful street protests, calling on the dictator to resign for failing to implement political reforms and to run the economy.
The EU, Zimbabwe’s largest aid donor accounting for more than $1 billion in financial help since 2009, has issued the strongest warning yet that it is going to impose sanctions if the Dzamara case is not resolved.
“Human rights remain a pillar of all our bilateral relationships,” the EU mission in Zimbabwe said Monday in an unusually tough statement marking 60 days since Dzamara’s forced disappearance March 9.
“The EU reiterates its call on the government of Zimbabwe to take all necessary measures to ascertain Mr…

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