Zimbabwe expels UN rights envoy Deirdre Jurand at 12:22 PM ET
[JURIST] A UN observer who arrived in Zimbabwe Sunday to monitor the human rights situation has been ejected from the country after only two days, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour [official profile; statement, recorded audio] said Wednesday. Zimbabwe government agents told the UN envoy that he had not given them proper notice of his arrival, an assertion disputed by UN officials. Arbour further said that the government of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] has failed to cooperate with UN agencies and aid groups, as evidenced by the recent order that aid groups suspend their work [Telegraph report] in the country. AFP has more. The Zimbabwean has local coverage.
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