Themes Archives: Threats and Reprisals

State levels new allegations against Mtetwa

The Attorney General’s Office has concocted new ludicrous allegations against prominent human rights lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa, in a desperate bid to bolster its case against the feisty legal practitioner. State prosecutors on Friday 5 April 2013 served the human rights lawyer’s attorneys with the concocted allegations together with State papers to prepare for her trial [...]

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Robert F Kennedy Center concerned with pattern of suppression

A delegation organized by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFK Center) recently concluded its mission to Zimbabwe. The purpose of the RFK Center delegation was to assess the human rights situation in the current political environment, and in so doing, identify ways to assist the country’s stakeholders to ensure the [...]

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Do NGOs and donors undermine the state?

A very recent Afrobarometer report examined the views of African citizens about the role that donors and NGOs play in the political lives of their countries. As the Afrobarometer report pointed out, in admittedly a complex statistical analysis, findings suggest that across a wide range of African countries, including fragile states like Liberia and stronger [...]

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Bulletin 81: The Right to Personal Liberty

This bulletin explains personal liberties as the core elements of our right to self-expression, and clarifies violations of personal liberty are commonly in the form of arbitrary arrest and detention. In addition to providing a list of governmental obligations that safeguard violations of personal liberties, the bulletin goes further to cite domestic statutes and international [...]

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Arrests and detentions on Referendum day

The Forum’s member ZIMBABWE Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has today continued to be actively involved in following the referendum day events and providing related legal support services. On Saturday 16 March 2013, ZLHR lawyers provided legal assistance to several people who were arrested and subsequently detained as they exercised or attempted to exercise their [...]

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