Articles tagged 'amnesty international'

AI tells govt to request for help 14 September 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration should swallow its pride and request international assistance to combat the spread of a cholera epidemic that has so far claimed over 25 lives, Amnesty International (AI) has said. The global rights group described as “unacceptable” a situ...
AI demands closure to Dzamara case 17 August 2018 HARARE - Amnesty International (AI) is ratcheting up pressure on the Zimbabwean government to conclude investigation into the disappearance of journalist-cum-political and human rights activist Itai Dzamara. AI's newly-elected leader Kumi Naidoo of South Africa pledged on Wednesday that his fi...
AI, CiZC condemn army killings 6 August 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government should thoroughly investigate last week's army killings of seven people and the injury of many others following post-electoral violence in Harare, Amnesty International (AI) has said. Violent protests erupted on Wednesday last week after it be...
AI wants Zim leaders to uphold human rights 12 July 2018 HARARE - Amnesty International (AI) has challenged presidential aspirants in the upcoming harmonised elections to commit themselves to addressing impunity for human rights violations. In a brief released this week, the global rights group said the July 30 elections in which President Emmerson ...
Amnesty berates Zim's colonial-era health laws 11 May 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's colonial-era public health laws must be revised to guarantee the human rights, and the dignity and equality of everyone, including adolescent girls who bear the brunt of existing discrimination, Amnesty International said, ahead of the parliamentary debate on the Public Health...
Fears of 'brutal crackdown' in Ethiopia 17 December 2015 ADDIS ABABA - Anti-terror rhetoric by Ethiopia's government could escalate into a brutal crackdown on protesters, human rights group Amnesty International has warned. A plan to expand the capital's administrative control into the Oromia region has sparked deadly protests. The government has...
'Enforce rights in new Constitution' 26 November 2013 HARARE - Government must guarantee all human rights enshrined in the new Constitution, Amnesty International said in a Human Rights Agenda issued as President Robert Mugabe approaches the 100th day of his new term. In the report, Human Rights Agenda for the New Government — 2013 to 2018, the o...
'Hundreds die in Nigerian jails' 15 October 2013 LAGOS - Hundreds of people have died in detention facilities in north-east Nigeria as the army tries to crush an Islamist militant rebellion there, according to Amnesty International. The human rights group said some detainees died from suffocation in overcrowded cells, others from starvation ...
'Zim must review police misconduct' 21 September 2013 HARARE - Thursday's acquittal of 21 human rights and opposition activists by the High Court leaves the authorities with serious questions to answer about police misconduct in the aftermath of a police officer's murder, Amnesty International said. “This acquittal of the 21 activists is a positi...