Tag: Human Rights

Zim exhibits hallmarks of police state

Zim exhibits hallmarks of police state

FIRST-TIME visitors to Harare would have been forgiven a fortnight ago for thinking they had unwittingly entered a war zone when riot police and MDC-T youths fought running battles in the city centre. It could have been a scene straight out of apartheid-era South Africa or even the Palestinian territories […]

Anger over Mugabe’s bid to block UN rights resolution

Anger over Mugabe’s bid to block UN rights resolution

ZIMBABWE is among 14 countries that last week voted against the passing of United Nations General Assembly resolution recognising human rights defenders. Other countries that tried to block the passing of the resolution, according to an organisation known as Frontline Defenders, were China, Russia, Syria, Burundi, Kenya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Saudi […]

Cops arrest 400

Cops arrest 400

POLICE continue to arbitrarily arrest and detain citizens without investigating the alleged crimes, mainly because of “ignorance of the law” with over 400 innocent people having fallen victim to the problem in one year alone, it has emerged. This was revealed by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights in a […]

Rights lawyers, State body in landmark pact

Rights lawyers, State body in landmark pact

ZIMBABWE Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has formalised a pact with a State human rights commission to nurture the protection, promotion and enforcement of human rights in Zimbabwe. The landmark deal would see ZLHR and Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) working together to take steps to prevent a repeat of the […]