Articles tagged 'torture'

Court awards Mukoko $150k in torture damages 6 October 2018 HARARE – The High Court has ordered the State to pay $150 000 to human rights activist Jestina Mukoko as compensation for her abduction and torture which she suffered at the hands of State Security agents in 2008. In a press statement, Zimbabwe Peace Project and Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Righ...
Tsvangirai aide request granted 27 April 2017 HARARE - High Court judge Hlekani Mwayera yesterday granted MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai's spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka's application for an amendment of his claim into United States dollars. Tamborinyoka — demanding $200 000 compensation from the State after he was allegedly brutally attack...
Tsvangirai aide torture case on today 26 April 2017 HARARE - The High Court is today set to hear an appeal by MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai's spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka, who says he was tortured while in police custody. Tamborinyoka is seeking to have police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri and other officials held accountable. He ...
Courts move to end impunity for torturers 2 April 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean courts are determined to hold government officials accountable for wrongdoing involving torture. The increased move for the punishment of atrocities that the establishment represents is acknowledged as a monumental significance for human rights and domestic criminal law. ...
Mukoko torturers to face the music 28 March 2017 HARARE - In a ruling that is set to leave State Security officials that torture and abduct citizens on the edge, a High Court judge yesterday ordered officials that abetted Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) director Jestina Mukoko's abduction and torture to be sued in their personal capacities. Hig...
Cop ordered to pay torture victim 13 March 2017 HARARE - A Manicaland-based Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officer is set to lose a substantial amount of his salary after it was garnished by the court to pay a victim that he brutally tortured over two years ago. According to the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), which represented th...
Govt afraid to ratify protocol on torture 13 December 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe is afraid to ratify the optional protocol on the Convention Against Torture (Cat) as government is paranoid that the behaviour of some of its State institutions may invoke legal penalties, a Zimbabwe NGO Forum official has said. [GoogleAd] Lloyd Kuveya told the Daily News ...
Nigeria has 'torture officers' 18 September 2014 LAGOS - Torture has become such an integral part of policing in Nigeria that many stations have an informal torture officer, Amnesty International says. Both the military and police use a wide range of torture methods including beatings, nail and teeth extractions and other sexual violence, it...
Torture victim granted $3 000 29 April 2014 HARARE - Two Manicaland Zanu PF supporters have been ordered to pay $3 000 to a man they facilitated torture for in the run-up to the 2008 harmonised election. Nyasha Gutsire was awarded $3 000 damages.   High Court Judge Justice Tedious Karwi ordered Mathew Makanyanga and Nicholas Matsivir...
SA ConCourt okays Zim torture probe 28 November 2013 JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's top appeals court yesterday ruled that the country's authorities have a duty to investigate allegations of torture in neighbouring Zimbabwe. Judge Mohammed Navsa of the Supreme Court of Appeal upheld a ruling that South African prosecutors had a duty under interna...
Judgment reserved in Zim torture case 3 November 2013 JOHANNESBURG - Judgment was reserved by the Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday in the appeal hearing on South Africa's obligation under international law to probe alleged atrocities by officials in Zimbabwe. A full Bench heard there was no suggestion from any party that the South African police...
Daily News wins court case 28 October 2013 MASVINGO - A Masvingo magistrate has acquitted the Daily News, represented by its Group Editor, Stanley Gama, on allegations of publishing falsehoods  prejudicial to the State. The Daily News was charged by Masvingo police of publishing falsehoods in a story which claimed that Zanu PF had set ...
Pfebve demands $70m torture damages from Mugabe 2 August 2013 HARARE - Elliot Pfebve, MDC parliamentary candidate for Bindura North, is demanding $70 million in torture damages awarded by a United States court against President Robert Mugabe. Pfebve said his lawyers in the US were pursuing the damages suit with Mugabe after a default judgment was handed ...