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Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2000 02:50:20 -0700
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Subject: ZimCrisis -- Zimbabwe Election Monitor
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Hi everyone,

The information below was sent to me about an organisation setting up to monitor and report on abuses of electoral processes in Zimbabwe.


Zimbabwe Election Monitor is a service which has been set up outside Africa by concerned friends of Zimbabwe. It is intended to ensure that wherever possible intimidation, violence and other illicit acts intended to prejudice the outcome of the election on 24/25 June are fully reported in the media and brought to the attention of the international election observers and monitors based in Zimbabwe.

Please assist our work by reporting any acts of intimidation or violence which come to your attention as they occur. Reports should be brief, to the point and authentic. Due to the current security situation reports need to be attributed to individuals. Please make your best efforts to ensure that reports are true and accurate. Reports should state the date, time and general location of incidents, (district or constituency if known), together with the identity of victims and of those responsible for the action.

Reports received by us will be passed on immediately and directly to the Zimbabwe Democracy Trust Web site and to the press. They will also be passed on directly to international observer groups and monitors in Harare. Reports will be acknowledged by the recipient only when specifically requested by the sender. Any reports distributed will not include details of the sender of the report or the sender's e-mail address. If you wish to send reports via a third party for security reasons, that is understandable, and the reports will be processed in the normal way.

Please urgently send any relevant information including any incidents since the announcement of the election (14th May). The next weeks are vital to the future of Zimbabwe.

Thank you for your help.

Best wishes

The address to use for reports is zimbabwe_electionmonitor@hotmail.com .

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Brief list of helpful sites on the issue:
- Comprehensive news updates -- http://www.1freespace.com/beetee
- Offers of and requests for help for Zimbabweans -- http://pub9.ezboard.com/boffersofhelp
- Commercial Farmers' Union -- http://www.mweb.co.zw/cfu
- Movement for Democratic Change -- http://www.in2zw.com/mdc
- Zimbabwe Democracy Trust -- http://www.zimbabwedemocracytrust.org
- BSAP Pursuit of Zimbabwean Criminals -- http://www.bsaphq.f9.co.uk