We regret to welcome you to the new-look Monitor with the news that in January 2002, deadly political violence ripped through Zimbabwe like a tornado. We extend our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the 17 men who were killed.
We also hope that those who killed others for short-term political reasons will guilty of intentional murder. We at the Human Rights Monitor regard both murder and the death penalty as equally unacceptable violations of the right to life. Intentional killing of whatever kind is inhumane, whoever does it.