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Post-election violence feared.

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An election agent checks the seals on a ballot box in Domboshawa, a rural district outside Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, April 19. Christian leaders have called for international intervention in the country's crisis, saying that those accused of voting for the opposition in March 29 elections are being tortured, abducted and murdered. "We warn the world that if nothing is done to help the people of Zimbabwe from their predicament, we shall soon be witnessing genocide similar to that experienced in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and other hot spots in Africa and elsewhere," said the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops' Conference, the Zimbabwe Council of Churches and the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe in an April 22 statement from Harare.
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Title Annotation:IN THE BEGINNING; Zimbabwe elections
Publication:National Catholic Reporter
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:6ZIMB
Date:May 2, 2008
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