The detention of three journalists arrested for publishing a story linking senior police officers to a poaching syndicate is a shocking attempt to threaten freedom of the press, said Amnesty International today, as it called for their immediate release.
A 10-year hiatus in executions is a milestone for the protection of the right to life and the eventual abolition of the death penalty in Zimbabwe, said Amnesty International as the country marked a decade without executions.
The beating of peaceful protesters, including a prominent human rights activist, by Zimbabwean Police shows a complete disregard for the rule of law and a culture of impunity, said Amnesty International today.
The Zimbabwean government is effectively denying many people their human rights by dragging its heels in aligning the country’s laws with the constitution adopted two years ago, said Amnesty International on the 35th anniversary of independence from Britain on 18 April.
The Zimbabwean authorities must urgently step up their search efforts for abducted journalist and pro-democracy activist Itai Dzamara and update the public on any progress so far, Amnesty International said today, a month after his enforced disappearance.
Amid growing fear for the safety of abducted journalist and pro-democracy activist, Itai Dzamara, Amnesty International is calling on the Zimbabwe government to immediately investigate and ensure his safety.
Zimbabwean authorities should immediately begin a thorough and impartial investigation into the abduction and beating of pro-democracy and rights activists on 2 December 2014, and bring suspected perpetrators to justice, Amnesty International said today.
The Zimbabwean authorities have bulldozed the homes of hundreds of the country’s poorest residents in a series of forced evictions in what amounts to a clear breach of its own Constitution, as well as its international and regional human rights obligations, said Amnesty International today.
Robert Mugabe is continuing to deny millions of Zimbabweans their most basic human rights, Amnesty International said a year after the President took the oath of office and swore to uphold the new constitution.
Amnesty International werkt voor naleving van de Universele Verklaring van de Rechten van de Mens en andere internationale verdragen en verklaringen voor de mensenrechten. Wij doen over de hele wereld onderzoek naar schendingen van de mensenrechten en voeren actie om die schendingen tegen te gaan.