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‘Govt sincerity on Dzamara questionable’

Government and police’s sincerity in investigating the whereabouts of democracy activist and journalist Itai Dzamara has once again been questioned in view of recent utterances by some public officials over the issue. Presidential spokesperson George Charamba last week appeared to imply Dzamara’s disappearance could have been stage-managed while defending President Robert Mugabe’s silence over the [...]

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Mohadi,Chihuri to pay damages to a Chitungwiza woman

The Human Rights NGO Forum applauds the recent ruling by the High Court ordering Minister of Home Affairs Kembo Mohadi and Police –Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri to pay US$3 500 to a Chitungwiza woman who was assaulted and tortured by the police. Fatima Manhando was unlawfully assaulted by members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police in [...]

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Statement by the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum on violations by Law Enforcement Agencies in Zimbabwe, 2000-2006

Zimbabwe’s police are major perpetrators of human rights abuses, according to data collected by the Human Rights NGO Forum. The police have been named as torturers and police premises as places of torture in hundreds of cases recorded by the forum. Senior police officers often carry out torture, according to the report. Since 2000 officers [...]

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Statement by the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum on the Demolitions of Structures And Eviction of Occupants by the Police and Local Authorities

The Human Rights NGO Forum is deeply disturbed by the forced evictions of occupants of allegedly illegal structures and the destruction of their properties that has been perpetrated by the Police and in some instances, jointly with local authorities over the past two weeks. The Forum notes that these actions are in clear violation of [...]

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