Articles tagged 'zimbabwe lawyers for human rights'

Beatings by soldiers continuing unabated 23 January 2019 HARARE - Rights lawyers yesterday accused the military and police of savagely assaulting 28 people who were receiving treatment in hospital after suffering severe injuries in previous beatings — before going on to detain the victims at Harare Central Police Station. This happened despite Presi...
ED sued over Internet blackout 19 January 2019 HARARE - Two civic society organisations have dragged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to the High Court following a government decision to completely shut down the Internet twice in a week, following a three-day stay-away called by labour unions early this week.   In the application filed on Wedn...
Rights groups slam State heavy-handedness 17 January 2019 HARARE - Civil society organisations and political parties have condemned State security agents for using high-handed tactics to put down protests. This comes after the so-called “shutdown” entered its third day yesterday, with workers and general members of the public demanding better living ...
Human Rights lawyers slam door-to-door raids 17 January 2019 HARARE - The Zimbabwe National Army and Zimbabwe Republic Police deployed heavily to contain anti-government protests, conducting door-to door-raids and brutally assaulting civilians in their homes, rights lawyers have said.  Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) condemned the illegal wanto...
ZLHR slams erratic water supplies 16 December 2018 HARARE - Rights lawyers have slammed continuing water challenges faced by communities in the Midlands and Matabeleland provinces which have resulted in health hazards. “Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 77 of the Constitution, which guarantees citizens of the right to safe, clean and p...
'No child should be turned away over fees' 12 December 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has urged school authorities to respect the laws of the country and ensure that no child is turned away for nonpayment of fees. This comes as the human rights lobby group has received reports from parents and guardians in both rural and urb...
ZLHR lashes out at ZPSC 30 May 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has lashed out at the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) for levelling charges against a prison officer accused of undermining President Emmerson Mnangagwa after he posted on social media comments calling the main opposition lea...
Govt must implement Constitution: ZLHR 25 May 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has called on President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government to implement all provisions of the Constitution and harmonise laws, policies and administrative practices with the supreme law of the land. The calls were made on the occasion of the f...
Police ordered to pay $17k to pro-democracy activist 22 March 2018 HARARE - Police have been ordered to  pay $17 075 in damages to pro-democracy activist Cynthia Manjoro, a  victim of wrongful arrest, detention, torture and malicious prosecution, High Court judge Mary Zimba-Dube ruled yesterday. Police had contested the charges and refused to accept liability...
'Return Dzamara dead or alive' 10 March 2018 HARARE - The family of activist Itai Dzamara, who went missing exactly three years ago, has said  Zimbabwean authorities must return him to them dead or alive. Dzamara was getting his haircut at a barbershop in the working class suburb of Glen View in Harare on March 9, 2015, when five armed m...
Insult law still remains in force 26 November 2017 HARARE - While a number of citizens were arrested and dragged to the courts after being accused of undermining the authority of or insulting former President Robert Mugabe, even as he is gone, that law is still intact. Under Section 33 of the Criminal Law politicians, activists, students and o...
'Interdict can stop JSC's PG hunt' 9 November 2017 HARARE - Legal experts say the process to choose the new Prosecutor General (PG) following President Robert Mugabe's rescission of his earlier appointment of Ray Goba, can only be halted through a court interdict. This comes as the Zimbabwe Lawyers of Human Rights (ZLHR) have filed an applicat...
Hearing on PG dismissal case deferred 5 November 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)'s case in which it dragged President Robert Mugabe to the High Court, challenging his decision to fire Prosecutor-General Ray Goba, has been deferred to next Wednesday. In the court application for a declaratory order and consequential relief, ...
Lawyers drag Mugabe to High Court 3 November 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has dragged President Robert Mugabe to the High Court, challenging his decision to fire Prosecutor General (PG) Ray Goba (pictured). In the court application for a declaratory order and consequential relief, ZLHR cited Mugabe, the Judicial ...
Govt mustn't exclude expats from voting: ZLHR 24 October 2017 HARARE - Government must stop disenfranchising millions of Zimbabweans in the forthcoming key 2018 vote by refusing to allow the Diaspora vote, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has said. The rights lawyers said they were worried that the government continues to procrastinate in impleme...
Demand right to water: Lawyers 14 August 2017 HARARE - Residents must push for the realisation of their right to water, the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has said. This comes as residents frequently go for days without the precious commodity in most cities and towns countrywide. Speaking at a water summit organised by Act Al...
Zim steps up rights activists' arrests 1 May 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's government has escalated its clampdown on human rights defenders, with police arresting more of the activists in 2016, compared to the previous year, a latest Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) report has revealed. In its recently released 2016 annual s...
ZMDC warned against eviction of villagers 3 December 2016 MUTARE - Nine livid human rights groups have warned Mutare's district administrator against allowing Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZMDC)'s arbitrary relocation of 26 Chiadzwa families to pave way for mining operations. The rights groups threatened to sue the DA Edgars Seenza in his pe...
'Probe police torture of protesters' 28 October 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights representatives for 105 protestors that were nabbed over demonstrations in Harare have threatened to boycott trial proceedings demanding that State complies with a court order to investigate their clients' torture by police. Obey Shava and Trust Manda...
Mahiya bail ruling postponed 31 July 2016 HARARE - Prominent South African lawyer — George Bizos — made a surprise appearance at the Magistrates' Courts where he came in support of war veterans' leader Douglas Mahiya whose bail ruling was postponed to tomorrow. Bizos was the late Nelson Mandela's lawyer and friend but he is not new to...
Pro-democracy groups rally behind Mahiya 30 July 2016 HARARE - Civic Society leaders and pro-democracy groups turned out in full force at the Harare Magistrates' Courts where spokesperson of the war veterans — Douglas Mahiya — was appearing following his arrest on Wednesday evening. He has been charged with insulting President Robert Mugabe. H...
Lawyers to present video exposing police brutality 29 July 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR), who are representing 105 rioters arrested following demonstrations in Ruwa and Epworth early this month, are set to furnish the court with a video that exposes police's brutally in dealing with the protestors. ZLHR lawyer Trust Manda — who app...
Zim shutdown: Arrested juveniles released to parents care 11 July 2016 HARARE - Juveniles involved in the peaceful protests on Wednesday have been released into their parents' custody after being arrested in Bulawayo. Citizens on July 6, heeded a call to stay away from work and school in protest against the economic meltdown and social injustices in the country. ...
Riots: Hundreds locked up 10 July 2016 HARARE - As demonstrations against the President Robert Mugabe-led regime rage on across the country Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) have stood with most of the victims recording more than 750 people nationwide under their support. The human rights activists have piled a series of com...
One-year-old sues Chihuri, Mohadi 1 July 2015 MASVINGO - A one-year-old child, Precious Mapanzure, is among 35 Chingwizi villagers who are suing Home Affairs minister Kembo Mohadi and police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri for violating their rights while in police detention. The villagers, who are being represented by Zimbabwe Law...