Arrest of a U.S. Citizen

If you are arrested, you should request to speak with the American Embassy in Harare immediately.  The phone number is 0867-701-1000 from a Zimbabwean mobile phone, or +263-867-701-1000 when dialing from the United States.  This number is manned 24 hours/day, and the receptionist will put you or local authorities in contact with the Embassy staff.  If you cannot reach the Embassy, try to contact someone locally who can.

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