‘OPEN FOR BUSINESS’, CLOSED FOR DISSENT CRACKDOWN IN ZIMBABWE DURING THE NATIONAL STAY-AWAY 14-16 JANUARY 2019
Apr 1, 2019
Jan 16, 2019
This briefing analyses events and the context, and documents key human rights concerns in months prior to, during and following the national stay-away protests which started on 14 January 2019 and ended on 16 January 2019. The findings are based on interviews with witnesses, victims, victims’ families, human rights defenders and activists, journalists, lawyers and Zimbabwean non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as well as desk-based research.
Final Report of the Commission of Inquiry 18 DEC 18
Feb 11, 2019
Aug 1, 2018
The report includes Findings and recommendations by the Commission following the 1 August 2018 events.
Shutdown Atrocities Report 6 February 2019
Feb 14, 2019
Feb 6, 2019
The violations of human rights that started as the state’s response to mass protests on 14 January, 2019 following the increase in fuel prices immediately took a widespread systematic character, the dominant actors being the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA), the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and suspected ZANU-PF militia. The systematic and sustained nature of the violations raises fear that this is becoming a case of crimes against humanity.
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