Themes Archives: Education

High number of torture cases in May 2006

The month of May was characterized by a marked increase in the number of torture cases numbering 84 in the period. Twenty-seven students were arrested following class boycotts at Bindura State University and the police reportedly tortured 16 of the students. After a computer lab at Bindura State University was burnt down, around 80 students […]

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Intimidation and violence against activists and students, as Tsvangirai is acquitted of treason

The treason trial of MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai on 15 October, in which he was acquitted of charges of plotting to assassinate Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was the focus of politically motivated violence in the month of October. Shortly before, during and after the court hearing for the acquittal of the MDC President, acts of […]

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Youth supporting minister assaulted opposition, army officers abducted civilians

Incidents that occurred in Zimbabwe in August show a lack of commitment by the Government of Zimbabwe to the implementation of the SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections. Intra-party violence between members of ZANU PF which resulted in high levels of politically motivated violence taking place in Makoni North (Manicaland Province) between 21 and […]

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