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November 2016 Organised Violence and Torture Report

The month of November witnessed 31 new cases of OVT comprising of abduction, rape, torture, arson, assault, displacement, arbitrary detention and violation of freedom of association, assembly and freedom to demonstrate and petition. State agents (CIO, ZNA and ZRP) continue to be the main perpetrators of OVT accounting for 68% of the violations followed by [...]

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THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMUNITY IN AFRICA CALLS ON AFRICAN LEADERS TO CREATE A STRONG REGIONAL CRIMINAL COURT FOR AFRICA

In the face of the withdrawal of African states from the International Criminal Court (ICC), Africa’s Human Rights Community has called upon African leaders to create a regional criminal court for Africa. From 7 to 8 November 2016, over 80 human rights organisations from Eastern and Southern Africa, which included the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO [...]

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Rights forum: Violence nears pre-2008 levels

THE Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum has likened the on-going crackdown against political activists to the violence which characterized the contentious 2008 elections and left hundreds of opposition supporters either with infirmity or dead. In its September report, the Forum revealed that 117 people fell victim to organised violence and torture last month. At least [...]

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Govt urged to improve on its human rights record

LOCAL civil society groups have called on the government to end State-sanctioned torture of human rights activists and defenders in order to avoid being thrust on the international spotlight, as the country is due for a human rights record review by the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) early next month. The Universal Period Review [...]

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NGO Forum expresses concern over increased violence, torture

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum has expressed concern at the increased levels of organised violence and torture of innocent civilians by suspected State security agents. The NGO, in its September report on organised violence and torture, claimed that about 117 new victims of organised violence and torture were documented across the country. “This figure [...]

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