Tsvangirai talked to CBS' Couric from the diplomatic sanctuary of The Netherlands' embassy in Harare: "I have been arrested. I have been stopped at roadblocks. I have been treated like a common criminal, a common criminal and not as a leading contender in this country," he protested. Tsvangirai explained that he had withdrawn from Friday's run-off election, after finishing ahead of incumbent Robert Mugabe in the first round in March, in order to spare his supporters from violence and intimidation: "I cannot go to the state house over dead bodies and women's limbs having been chopped by axes and hacksaws. That is not the kind of political future we would like to create in the new Zimbabwe."
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