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Revulsed, Queen Voids Mugabe Knighthood

'Abject disregard for the democratic process' in Zimbabwe leads to annulment of honor
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2008 1:21 PM CDT
Revulsed, Queen Voids Mugabe Knighthood
Britain's Queen Elizabeth, right, meets former South African President Nelson Mandela at Buckingham Palace, London Wednesday June 25, 2008.    (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Queen Elizabeth II stripped Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe of his honorary knighthood today, calling the move “a mark of revulsion at the abuse of human rights and abject disregard for the democratic process in Zimbabwe over which President Mugabe has presided," the Times of London reports. A run-off presidential election is set for Friday amid international calls for postponement. (Read more Zimbabwe stories.)

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