Text-messaging from Zimbabwe

Two of my journalist friends from Zimbabwe, "John" and "Beatrice" (real names witheld for security) were arrested two weeks ago by Mugabe's thugs for no other reason than for being outspoken reporters. Violence in Zim has heightened even more with news of a planned assasination of MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai and new elections set for June 27.

They both sent me text messages from their cell phones before I believe the phones were taken away by the authorities. I have not heard from them since.

From John:
"going to jail, i am outside of hararre, peace and blessings from the creator."

From Beatrice:
"Zanu men are beating and raping women here. I do not know where they have taken us."

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