The Human Rights Monitor celebrates its second birthday in January 2002. This month (December 2001) we summarise the year‟s information on human rights violations, including reports which came in after our monthly cut-off deadlines. But even these figures are not final.
We hope readers will not be put off by all the figures! We think it important that all Zimbabweans get „the big picture‟ as well as information from their own areas. As usual, we start with an overall comparison of „ordinary‟ and „political‟ violations of human rights.