UN Warns Mnangagwa Government Against Torture Of Citizens
11 June 2020
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Farai Dziva|
UN experts have challenged Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government to drop charges against three MDC Alliance youth leaders, Joana Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova.

The UN has also called for an immediate end to the pattern of disappearances and torture aimed at suppressing dissent.

See UN experts’ statement :

The charges against the three women should be dropped.

Targeting peaceful dissidents, including youth leaders, in direct retaliation for the exercise of their freedom of association, peaceful assembly and freedom of expression is a serious violation of human rights law.

Enforced disappearances of women often involve sexual violence, and even forced impregnation, with enormous harm inflicted not only on their physical health and integrity but also in terms of the resulting psychological damage, social stigma and disruption of family structures.

Under the absolute and non-derogable prohibition of torture and ill-treatment, which includes enforced disappearance and violence against women, Zimbabwe must take all measures in its power to prevent such abuse, to investigate suspected violations, and to bring any perpetrators to justice.

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