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BBC / Witnesses say Itai Dzamara was bundled into a car and taken away by armed men
Supporters of prominent Zimbabwean activist Itai Dzamara have been marking exactly two years since his disappearance.
Witnesses say he was abducted by five men, who dragged him out of a barber shop in the capital, Harare, and bundled him into a car.
Some have been using the hashtag #WhereisItai on Twitter to raise awareness of Mr Dzamara’s case, who was one of 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe’s most vocal critics.
Officials have denied any state agents were involved in his abduction.
A statement from the US embassy in Zimbabwe criticised the authorities for not doing more to solve the case:
The United States remains deeply concerned about Mr Dzamara’s whereabouts and well-being… The lack of progress in this case raises doubts about the intention of the authorities responsible for the investigation.”
The EU also voiced its concern over the activist, whose case has become a cause celebre for critics of Mr Mugabe, who accuse him of abusing human rights in order to retain his grip on power.Source: BBC