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Smith alleges Zimbabwe legislator tortured

By With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Karla Vallance / January 21, 1982

Salisbury, Zimbabwe

A white member of the Zimbabwe Parliament, detained on suspicion of plotting a coup, had been tortured while in solitary confinement, alleged former Prime Minister Ian Smith.

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Speaking in Parliament, Mr. Smith complained that Wally Stuttaford, a member of his Republican Front Party who was detained under emergency powers last month , had been held incommunicado for 30 days.