“Disturbing the peace”: An overview of civilian arrests in Zimbabwe: February 2003 – January 2004

Report Cover Photo: Woman beaten by police during peaceful demonstration called by ZCTU on 18 November 2003: Bulawayo.

The last four years have seen a relentless clampdown on all those who are perceived as opposing the ruling party, ZANU-PF. State repression has relied on key new pieces of legislation that give the state almost unlimited powers against its own people.  It is two years since the most draconian act in Zimbabwe’s 24-year history […]

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Thu, July 15 2004 » Human rights, Impunity of the State, Justice system, Reports » No Comments

“Playing with fire”: Personal accounts of human rights abuses

In association with The Zimbabwe Institute Zimbabwe is on the eve of an election year: the nation is constitutionally bound to have general parliamentary elections before June 2005. Any interim agreement resulting from talks between the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) within […]

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Mon, March 15 2004 » Human rights, Impunity of the State, Justice system, Reports » No Comments

Peaceful protest and police torture in the City of Bulawayo: 24 February to 25 March 2003

Report Cover Photo: The t-shirt that is alleged to have resulted in multiple=

Previous reports compiled by the same authors in conjunction with Physicians For Human Rights Denmark (PHR-DK), detailed cases of torture in the western part of Zimbabwe in January, May and November 2002.  In these three reports, war veterans and militia were identified as the main perpetrators of violence, although cases of police torture were recorded. […]

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Thu, April 17 2003 » Human rights, Reports » No Comments

Vote ZANU-PF or Starve

This child, diagnosed as having kwashiorkor, is from an MDC supporting family that allegedly has been consistently denied access to food on political grounds.

In association with Physicians for Human Rights, Denmark The intention of this report, as with the two previous PHR-DK reports this year, is to focus on patterns of human rights abuses in Zimbabwe, as observed by the authors, or as reported to them by victims and key informants. A task force from Denmark visited Zimbabwe […]

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Wed, November 20 2002 » Access to resources, Reports » No Comments