Britain strips Mugabe of his knighthood

June 26th, 2008 - 1:47 am ICT by IANS  

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London, June 26 (DPA) Britain has stripped Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe of a knighthood awarded by Queen Elizabeth II in 1994, the Foreign Office said Wednesday. A spokesman said the action was taken as a “mark of revulsion” against the “abuse of human rights and abject disregard for democracy” in Zimbabwe under Mugabe’s regime.

The withdrawal of the knighthood, a rare event, was recommended by Foreign Secretary David Miliband and approved by the queen.
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