Statements

ZimRights Condemns the Extra-Judicial Killing of Lavender Chiwaya in Mashonaland West

Press Release: ZimRights Condemns the Extra-Judicial Killing of Lavender Chiwaya in Mashonaland West ZimRights is greatly disturbed by the reports of the extrajudicial killing of the MDC-Alliance’s District Coordinating Chairperson, Councillor Lavender Chiwaya (34) of Ward 4 Hurungwe Central in Karoi, Mashonaland West. Reports are that Chiwaya’s body was found dumped on his doorstep. The […]
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Statement on the denial of bail for Chin’ono, Ngarivhume, and Kurauone

Statement on the denial of bail for Chin’ono, Ngarivhume, and Kurauone The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) is concerned with the continued persecution and detainment of Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono which does not conform to the constitutional provisions of the Right to Liberty and freedom of expression. The arrest and prosecution of Hopewell followed after he […]
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Statement on the Continued Detention of Chin’ono, Ngarivhume, and Kurauone

Statement on the Continued Detention of Chin’ono, Ngarivhume, and Kurauone The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association notes with concern the inordinate delay in coming up with the determination of bail for Transform Zimbabwe President Jacob Ngarivhume, Journalists Hopewell Chin’ono and denial of bail for Masvingo Urban Ward 4 councilor Godfrey Kurauone. The High Court on Monday […]
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Arbitrary arrest of Tsitsi Dangarembga

Arbitrary arrest of Tsitsi Dangarembga: a worrying turn in the systematic repression of civil society in Zimbabwe Paris-Geneva, August 3, 2020 – The women’s rights defender and renowned writer Tsitsi Dangarembga was arrested last Friday while she was participating in an anti-corruption march in Harare. She was released on bail on Saturday, August 1. Her […]
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ZimRights Condemns the Language of Hate and Threats of Violence

ZimRights Condemns the Language of Hate and Threats of Violence by the ZANU PF Acting Spokesperson Patrick Chinamasa The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) expresses its shock and concern at the increasing language of hate coming mainly from ZANU PF ahead of the opposition-led July 31 protests. Addressing journalists at the ZANU PF Headquarters on […]
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Statement on the Arrest of Jacob Ngarivhume and Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono

Statement on the Arrest of Jacob Ngarivhume and Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono for Standing Up Against Corruption The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) notes with concern the arrest of Transform Zimbabwe President Jacob Ngarivhume who is the convener for the 31 July Protest and Journalists Hopewell Chin’ono who has been exposing government corruption on social media. […]
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ZHRC We Want Campaign

Citizens Call on the Selection and Appointment of Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Commissioners The Parliament, through the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders (CSRO), has shortlisted a total of 23 persons for interviews out of a list of 32 nominated for possible appointment to the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC). This is to fill four […]
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The World Stopped! Torture Didn’t!

On the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) joins the world, and the local human rights community in commemorating the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture under the theme ‘The World Stopped! Torture Didn’t!’ On 26 June each year, the world marks […]
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