June 25, 2008 / 4:02 PM / 12 years ago

Britain strips Mugabe of knighthood

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has stripped Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe of an honorary knighthood awarded in 1994, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

“This action has been taken as 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,” a foreign ministry spokesman said.

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