Tag: Human Rights

Zim’s human rights record under UN gaze

Zim’s human rights record under UN gaze

The Zimbabwe government is reluctant to take effective steps to address legislation which excessively violates human rights, a coalition of 21 civil society groups has told the United Nations (UN). This comes after the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council has started its Universal Periodic Review (UPR), scrutinising the human […]

Dzamara ghost haunts Mugabe

Dzamara ghost haunts Mugabe

THE “ghost” of missing journalist-cum-human rights activist Itai Dzamara yesterday came back to haunt President Robert Mugabe’s government when hundreds of angry protesters threatened to storm Parliament Building to express their displeasure at State security agencies’ lack of urgency in investigating the matter. Anti-riot police and protestors faced off for […]

ZRP blocks Dzamara commemorations

ZRP blocks Dzamara commemorations

POLICE in Harare have barred the family of disappeared activist Itai Dzamara from holding a prayer meeting to mark a year after his alleged abduction by suspected State security agents. The commemorations were scheduled for Wednesday at Dzamara’s protest venue, Africa Unity Square in central Harare. Dzamara went missing on […]

Amnesty: Zim among worst rights abusers

Amnesty: Zim among worst rights abusers

AMNESTY International on Wednesday condemned countries in southern Africa for treating anti-government activists as “criminals” while hosting leaders accused of genocide such as Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. “Whilst activists in Angola, Swaziland and Zimbabwe were rounded up on the streets, Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir was permitted to travel unhindered to […]