Themes Archives: Human Rights Defenders

Masvingo police arrest residents over poor service delivery

According to Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, police in Masvingo on Tuesday 15 April 15, 2014 arrested two residents for allegedly staging a demonstration to protest against poor service delivery. Police arrested Tamutswa Chikonyora and Prosper Tiringindi at Masvingo Civic Centre, which houses the offices of the Masvingo City Council (MCC) and detained them at [...]

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Pre-Trial Detention Report by ZLHR

This study, which was launched on 27 February, was informed by the need to understand the variance between the policy
and legislative frameworks that govern pre-
trial detention and the conditions in detention facilities in Zimbabwe, and to provide concrete recommendations to improve the situation. It was undertaken in the context of a country emerging from over [...]

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WOZA members march for love despite heavy police deployment

Press statement – 2pm Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) Huge amount of Police deployed fail to stop WOZA members march for love Anti riot Police deployed here, there and everywhere at street corners, attempt to disturb the Bulawayo Valentine’s Day protest. The police officers actively chased women away from each other as they tried to gather. [...]

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Martha Tholanah summoned to stand trial on charges of running an “unregistered” organisation

On 4 December 2013, human rights defender Ms Martha Tholanah was summoned to appear in Rotten Row Magistrate Court. She has been charged with running an “unregistered” organisation under Section 6 (iii) of the Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO) Act and will appear in court on 12 December 2013. Martha Tholanah is Chairperson of Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ). GALZ is an [...]

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