Violence continues after the 27 June election 7 July 2008
ZPP has received reports that violence is still going on in most provinces in Zimbabwe and Midlands being one of the most affected provinces. Human rights are continuing to be violated by ZANU-PF members what is disturbing is the impunity with which violence is perpetrated. A number of murder cases in the Midlands have also been reported. It has also been noted from the reports received that some people who have been victims previously have turned into perpetrators themselves either to protect themselves or in retaliation to violations perpetrated against them. Two such cases have been recorded. Midlands Gokwe Kabuyuni It is reported at that a war veteran named Nkomo was fatally assaulted by MDC supporters on 30 June, 2008.
According to Home Office figures, around 20,000 Zimbabweans sought asylum in Britain between 2000 and 2007; of those, 4,807 applications were successful - 944 of that total making it on appeal.
CIO The State security organisation, previously the Central Intelligence Organisation, now renamed as the Department of State Security in the President’s Office
First report The report published by the ZRP, entitled “Opposition Forces in Zimbabwe: A Trail of Violence”.
Forum, the The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, the author of this report
MDC The Movement for Democratic Change, the main opposition party in Zimbabwe.
NCA The National Constitutional Assembly, an organisation campaigning for a new democratic constitution for Zimbabwe.
POSA The Public Order and Security Act [Chapter 11:17]
Second report The report published by the ZRP, entitled “Opposition Forces in Zimbabwe: The Naked Truth”.
ZANU (PF) The Zimbabwe African National Union (Patriotic Front), the governing political party in Zimbabwe
ZCTU The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions
ZADHR Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights
ZRP The Zimbabwe Republic Police
The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) have recently issued two reports, entitled “Opposition Forces in Zimbabwe: A Trail of Violence” (the first report) and “Opposition Forces in Zimbabwe: The Naked Truth, Volume 2”. (the second report). The reports seek to portray opposition parties and civic organisations as grouped together (with the aid and assistance of foreign governments – their “neo-colonial masters”) for the purpose of violently overthrowing the government of President Robert Mugabe. The reports appear to be part of a new public relations offensive by the Zimbabwean government, which has also recently paid for extensive advertising to improve its image in publications elsewhere. The offensive may well be partly motivated by a perceived need to counter the massive and negative publicity generated by the arrest of Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and civic leaders following their attempt to hold a meeting on March 11th 2007. Pictures of the severe injuries these leaders sustained following brutal and sustained torture while in police custody were broadcast around the world.
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Violence continues after the 27 June
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