US sanctions stay

The United States today said it was not lifting its sanctions on Zimbabwe until the country showed greater respect for human rights and political freedoms.  “Zimbabwe must make further progress for the removal of targeted sanctions,” the State Department said.  “As long as human rights violations, land seizures, and intimidation of those participating in the political process continue, the sanctioned individuals and entities on the list who continue to perpetrate and benefit from these acts are unlikely to be removed.” (6 VIEWS)