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27 March 2007, AMSTERDAM – Allowing the Dutch human rights ambassador to enter the country would give the Zimbabwean authority a chance to give its view on what is happening in the country at the moment.

27 March 2007

AMSTERDAM – Allowing the Dutch human rights ambassador to enter the country would give the Zimbabwean authority a chance to give its view on what is happening in the country at the moment.

The Netherlands is assuming that its human rights ambassador will be allowed to enter the country and monitor observance of human rights in Zimbabwe in the near future.

The Dutch minister of foreign affairs gave Zimbabwean ambassador Gift Punungwe this message at the ministry in The Hague on Tuesday. Punungwe promised to pass on the message to the government in Zimbabwe.

The Zimbabwean ambassador was summoned by Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen on Monday when it emerged that the Dutch human rights ambassador had been refused entry.

Unacceptable, said Verhagen.

The Netherlands is very concerned about the situation in Zimbabwe. The government led by Robert Mugabe recently started a campaign against the opposition. Those who oppose the government are no longer allowed to travel abroad and are often seriously mistreated.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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