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SALC statement on the attacks on human rights defenders and journalists in Zimbabwe

With the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ rights 68th Ordinary Session taking place from 14 April to 4 May 2021, the Southern African Litigation Centre (SALC) wishes to highlight the continued harassment and persecution of journalists and human rights defenders in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe adopted a new Constitution in 2013,…
Staff Writer
Apr 13, 2021
EswatiniFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsSouth AfricaZimbabwe

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST TORTURE: A CALL BY AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY FOR REFORM IN ZIMBABWE

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST TORTURE: A CALL BY AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY FOR REFORM IN ZIMBABWE As civil society organisations from across the region, we are concerned by the increased arrests of human rights defenders in Zimbabwe. In 2019 alone, numerous human rights defenders have been arrested, detained and charged with offences…
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Jun 26, 2019
Articles and OpinionsFreedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationZimbabwe

ZIMBABWE: TWO HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS ACQUITTED

OMCT-SOS Torture Network Paris-Geneva, November 28, 2013. The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, an FIDH-OMCT joint programme, welcomes the acquittal of Mr. Abel Chikomo, Executive Director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (hereafter “the Forum”), a coalition of 20 Zimbabwean human rights organisations advocating against organised violence,…
Staff Writer
Nov 28, 2013