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In pictures: Zimbabwe protesters

Opposition activists arrive at Harare magistrates court

Zimbabwe's government has come under pressure over the treatment of 50 opposition activists after they were arrested at a rally.

Morgan Tsvangirai, 13 March 2007

Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who has a suspected cracked skull, says he and others were brutally beaten by police. The police say they acted in self-defence.

Opposition activists are taken to hospital after appearing at a Harare court

Many of the activists showed up at a Harare court hearing with cuts, bruises and bandaged limbs. They were taken for hospital treatment afterwards.

Naison Mashambanaka, MDC member (picture: MDC)

The opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) says this man was shot as he attended the funeral of a fellow member killed at Sunday's rally.

Sekai Holland, secretary for research and policy for the MDC, in hospital with injuries (picture: MDC)

Sekai Holland, aged 64 and an MDC official, suffered a fractured arm, leg and ribs as well as bruising while in police custody, the MDC says.

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