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BBC Praises Zimbabwe Prisons Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Tue, Jun 5, 2012, 06:41 PM
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe faces allegations that he’s a grievous abuser of human rights, tortures his rivals in jail cells, however he is winning high praise from the United Nations and the BBC News.

The BBC News reports that, “a BBC classical music presenter arrested in Zimbabwe for being in the country illegally has said he was well treated during his six-day detention.”

Petroc Trelawny of the BBC described his jailhouse experience “nothing but kindness,” when he arrived back in the United Kingdom on Saturday.

Mr. Trelawny claims that he spent time in the hospital after supposedly fracturing his arm when he accidentally tripped over one of his cellmates.

He will be singing the praises of Mr. Mugabe, the recently appointed director of Tourism for the United Nations Human Rights Council, when Trelawny returns to the airwaves on Tuesday on BBC Radio 3’s Breakfast program.

According to the BBC, “Mr. Trelawny was acting as a compere at a music festival in Zimbabwe’s second city, Bulawayo, for not having a work permit. He was taken in the central police station, where he shared a 14ft. by 9ft. cell with 16 other people – at one stage, the number rose to 21.”

Trelawny said, “as soon as I went in, I realized it was going to be very uncomfortable but there was nothing to be frightened of.”

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