Thursday, June 26, 2008

UPDATE: Chaos in Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe has been stripped of his honorary knighthood over his "abuse of human rights" and "abject disregard" for democracy.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "This action has been taken as a mark of revulsion at the abuse of human rights and abject disregard for the democratic process in Zimbabwe over which President Mugabe has presided."

"As international and regional leaders have said, Mugabe's actions in the run-up to the second round of elections has demonstrated his total disregard for democracy and human rights. His actions have proved beyond all argument that he is not worthy to retain this honour."

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