Zimbabwe: No Justice for Rampant Killings, Torture

Zimbabwe: No Justice for Rampant Killings, Torture


PUBLICATION: Human Rights Watch

DATE: 2011.03.08

INFORMATION: http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2011/03/08/zimbabwe-no-justice-rampant-killings-torture

The failure of Zimbabwe’s government to investigate and prosecute killings, torture, and politically motivated violence since the 2008 elections is fueling further human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on March 8th.

The 40-page report, “Perpetual Fear: Impunity and Cycles of Violence in Zimbabwe,” examines the lack of justice in several illustrative cases of political killings, torture, and abductions by government security forces and their allies during and after the presidential election run-off in 2008. Human Rights Watch called on Zimbabwe’s power-sharing government to conduct immediate, credible, impartial, and transparent investigations into serious human rights abuses and to discipline or prosecute those responsible, regardless of their position or rank…