Zimbabwe Opposition Members Say They Were Tortured

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Opposition members accused of being involved in a bomb plot in Zimbabwe say they were tortured into making false confessions.

They made the allegations in court Thursday, a day after being formally charged with terrorism, banditry and insurgency. All seven pleaded not guilty. They face the death penalty if convicted.

The seven are among a number of rights activists and opposition party members detained in recent weeks in what the opposition calls a crackdown on dissent.

In a separate case, another group of detainees has been accused - but so far not formally charged - of attempting to recruit fighters to train in neighboring Botswana to overthrow President Robert Mugabe.

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