Themes Archives: Extra-Judicial Killings

African Commission: Government of Zimbabwe Responsible for Extra-Judicial Killings

African Commission: Government of Zimbabwe Responsible for Extra-Judicial Killings

The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (African Commission), the African Union’s human rights body, found the Government of Zimbabwe in violation of Articles I and IV of the African Charter concerning extra-judicial killings. The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, which submitted the complaint, welcomes the decision. As ruled by the African Commission, the [...]

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Bad start of the year – politically-motivated violence by army, police, state security

January 2007 started on a bad note in terms of politically-motivated violence and general abuse of state power by the army, police and state security agents. or example, it is alleged that in January 2007 state security agents guarding diamond fields in Manicaland unleashed a reign of terror, shooting and assaulting villagers arrested for illegal [...]

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