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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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Organised Violence & Torture Report 01 September – 30 September 2016

In September 2016, 117 new victims of Organized Violence and Torture were documented and received medical treatment for injuries sustained in incidents of politically related violence reported from across the provinces of Zimbabwe. This figure included 41 victims of police brutality who were released from remand prison after detention for alleged involvement in protests during [...]

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Statement in Support of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Remarks on Partisan Food Distribution

The Forum notes that the Zimbabwe  Human Rights Commission is working against the tides in fulfilling its constitutional mandate. Zimbabwean citizens and human rights defenders have time and again complained about discrimination and politicization of food aid and other social benefits.  The President himself spoke against partisan food aid distribution. This is because hunger knows [...]

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