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Zimbabwe: Encouragement Of Good Governance

Volume 622: debated on Tuesday 13 February 2001

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asked Her Majesty's Government:In the light of the recent bombing of the printing presses of the

Daily News, Harare, what action they are taking to secure their foreign policy objectives of good governance and democracy in the particular context of Zimbabwe. [HL565]

We deplore the attack on the printing presses of the Daily News. We have, with our EU colleagues, issued a statement condemning the attack, and asserting that a free and independent press is a vital element in the maintenance of democratic values and respect for the rule of law in any country. We urge the Zimbabwean Government to do all it can to bring the culprits to justice.