Zimbabwe police raid offices of opposition party, election observers Nick Fiske at 3:45 PM ET
[JURIST] Zimbabwean police Friday raided the offices of independent election observers and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) [party website], arresting hundreds in an alleged crackdown on anti-government subversives. Witnesses say that police were searching for vote counting materials that might show that MDC candidate Morgan Tsvangirai [BBC profile] won the contested March 29 presidential election [JURIST report]. The raids come just one day after US Envoy Jendayi Frazer announced that the US believes Tsvangirai won the election outright [AP report] and called for Mugabe to step down. Official results of the election have still not been published.
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