Mugabe Cracks Down
Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe's regime has cracked down, arresting 46 activists who had viewed videos of the protests in Egypt that brought down Hosni Mubarak.
The 46 activists were charged with high treason, with Mugabe's regime claiming they were planning to overthrow the dictator. Among the accused is a former member of the Zimbabwean parliament, and a former student leader.
Mugabe came to power in 1980, and since then has been listed as one of the world's worst dicators. In 2002, Morgan Tsivangirai, head of the Movement for Democratic Change, also faced charges of high treason.
Members of the group claim they were assaulted by authorities. The crackdown came midst reports that Mugabe's regime was panicking about the potential for Egypt-style protests.