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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 issue,…

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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 the…

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Statement on the arrest and detention of members of the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) on 22 October 2003 Statement on the Attack on Mrs Beatrice Mtetwa by Police Officers on 14th October 2003

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum condemns without reservation and in the strongest possible terms, the recent attack by the Police on Mrs Beatrice Mtetwa, a human rights lawyer of considerable reputation. Attacks on human rights defenders in Zimbabwe are a cause for grave concern and have contributed to the collapse of the rule of law.…

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Statement on the arrest and detention of members of the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) on 22 October 2003

The arrest and detention by the police of Dr L. Madhuku and several members of the NCA on 22 October 2003 is the latest manifestation of the application and utilization of the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) to stifle freedom of expression, association and movement in Zimbabwe. Members of the NCA were demonstrating peacefully in…

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