Little progress one year after elections leading to worst political violence since independence

This report comes a year after the 27 June 2008 Presidential Election Run-off that saw some of the worst politically motivated violence the country has witnessed since independence.

It notes that despite the signing of the Global Political Agreement, little progress has been made in the protection and promotion of human rights in Zimbabwe as seen by the sustained levels of violence from month to month. This report comes a year after the 27 June 2008 Presidential Run-off that saw some of the worst politically motivated violence the country has witnessed since independence. Alarmingly, to date, violations reminiscent in nature to those that occured in 2008 pre and post the harmonised elections continue to be witnessed in some parts of the country.

Although the total number of violations in May is significantly lower than thos in April, the trends violence have remained predominantly the same. May recorded a total of 103 violations as compared to 204 in April.

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