Zimbabwe police detain US, UK diplomats Deirdre Jurand at 1:47 PM ET
[JURIST] Zimbabwean police detained US and UK diplomatic envoys for several hours at a roadblock Thursday, threatening them and beating one of their drivers, according to US Ambassador to Zimbabwe James McGee, who described the incident as an "illegal action." US State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said that the Zimbabwean government's actions had "flouted all international convention" [press briefing, video] and that the US intended to raise the issue in a UN Security Council meeting late Thursday. UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband said [press release] that the event was an example of the intimidation encountered daily by Zimbabwean citizens. Zimbabwean officials said that the detention was for the convoy members' safety after they left a rally that had turned violent. AP has more. Sky News has additional coverage.
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