Themes Archives: Southern African Development Community

Excessive use of force by state agents throughout 2007

This report is gives an overall analysis on information submitted to the Forum on politically-motivated violence in 2007. Despite promises of changing the political environment especially in recognition of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) mediation initiative between the ZANU PF and the two MDC factions, politically motivated violence, and use of force by state […]

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Human rights defenders harassed, tortured and unlawfully arrested

This report shows that the political environment has largely been defined by acts of torture, intimidation and politically motivated violence against human rights defenders and other pressure groups seeking to express their views on the problems in Zimbabwe. A particularly noteworthy event was related to the meeting of Heads of State and Government of the […]

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