UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expresses concern on sponsored disturbances in Zim

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ravina Shamdasani has expressed concern over disturbances developing in Zimbabwe

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Zimbabweans hurt in protests stream in for care

Zimbabweans injured during a government crackdown on protests over a dramatic fuel price increase are streaming into a hospital in the capital, Harare.

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Zimbabwe govt clampdown on internet users, blocks Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter

“Doctors’ associations say more than 60 people were treated in hospital for gunshot wounds, this is not way to react to the expression of economic grievances by the population,” Reuters news agency quotes UN human rights spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani as saying.

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The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) has been following the developments of the past days since the national shutdown of January 14. It has noted with concern the massive human rights violations resulting in loss of life and destruction of property.

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UN alarmed over ‘excessive force’ in Zimbabwe crackdown

UN alarmed over ‘excessive force’ in Zimbabwe crackdown

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The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) has received widespread reports of protesters who have sustained gunshot wounds after being shot during the ongoing nationwide protests.

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Activist Pastor Evan Mawarire arrested in Zimbabwe for ‘inciting violence on social media’

Zimbabwean cleric and activist Evan Mawarire enters in a police car under the supervision of policemen on January 16, 2019, after he was picked up from his home in Avondale, Harare.


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Home News Publications Members About the Forum Contact us UPDATE ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS CRISIS IN ZIMBABWE

The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights wishes to share with stakeholders critical information on the unfolding human rights crisis in Zimbabwe following the outbreak of violent protests across the country and the ensuing disproportionate response by the state apparatus.

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Condolences to the Mandivenga Family

Our condolences to the Mandivenga Family upon the passing of Tarirai Nyasha Mandivenga on the 2nd of January 2019. May you always hold fond memories of his life with you.

As NZCN please accept our heartfelt condolences and we hope that in a small way they help through these trying times.

For those who can help
For all funeral arrangements or further information please contact :

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EU observers say Zimbabwe election ‘fell short’ on fairness

Zimbabwe’s first election since the ousting of Robert Mugabe did not meet international standards, European Union observers said on Wednesday in a report that raised a series of irregularities in the disputed vote.

The July 30 presidential poll saw Mugabe’s successor Emmerson Mnangagwa win with 50.8% of the votes, just enough to avoid a second round run-off.

Mnangagwa sought to present the election as marking a new chapter for Zimbabwe after years of repression and economic decline, but a deadly military crackdown on protesters and allegations of rigging marred the vote.

“The elections fell short of international standards,” Mark Stevens, deputy head of the EU mission, told a press conference in the capital Harare.

Stevens said the election campaign and voting day were largely peaceful but multiple factors affected the fairness of the result.

“The misuse of state resources, instances of coercion and intimidation, partisan behaviour by traditional leaders and overt bias in state media, all in favour of the ruling party, meant that a truly level playing field was not achieved,” he said.

He noted irregularities such as some results not posted outside polling stations after the ballot count – as demanded by law.

“Such incidents added to concerns about the lack of transparency, traceability and verifiability of the vote,” he said, adding results were not “presented in a verifiable way.”

The EU also criticised “excessive use of force by security forces” when the military opened fire on opposition supporters in violence that left six dead after the election and the arrest of opposition members.

It called for Zimbabwe to make moves to ensure the independence of the electoral body.

The opposition MDC party unsuccessfully challenged Mnangagwa’s victory in court.

Mnangagwa was appointed in November last year after Mugabe was forced out by the military after 37 years in power.


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