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BBC News: "Zimbabwe health crisis ‘a crime'"
The BBC News website today reported on PHR's emergency report on the health crisis in Zimbabwe, Health in Ruins: A Man-Made Disaster in Zimbabwe.The BBC News states:
Physicians for Human Rights says the "shocking" findings in its report - Health in Ruins, a man-made disaster in Zimbabwe - should compel the international community to act."These findings add to the growing evidence that Robert Mugabe and his regime may well be guilty of crimes against humanity," it says in the report's preface, which is signed by South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson and Richard Goldstone, a former chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.The BBC goes on to say
President Mugabe has been facing intensified criticism over the dire economic and humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe. He signed a power-sharing deal with his rival, Morgan Tsvangirai, in September, intended to rescue the collapsing economy, but progress has since stalled over who should control key ministries.Among its recommendations, the report says the UN Security Council and Southern African Development Community (SADC) should call on Mr Mugabe to accept the first round of last year's presidential election, which was won by Mr Tsvangirai.Read more about this humanitarian disaster in PHR's new report.Other news coverage:The Zimbabwean: Call for world to assist with Zim healthcare systemThe Times (South Africa): Deadly cholera across Southern AfricaLe Temps.ch (Switzerland): ?Crimes contre l'humanit_? au Zimbabwe The Earth Times (Britain): Zimbabwe's health system in crisis; cholera claims 1,937