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Human Rights Lawyers Tell The Government To Hold Account Perpetrators Of Torture

Human Rights Lawyers Tell The Government To Hold Account Perpetrators Of Torture

Human rights lawyers have intensified pressure on the government to put in place mechanisms that ensure perpetrators of torture are held accountable, according to NewsDay.

In commemorating the International Day In Support of Victims of Torture yesterday, lawyers bemoaned the government’s failure to adhere to the Constitution and other international treaties to stop the torture of citizens.

Government critics including members of the opposition and human rights defenders have in recent years claimed to have been abducted and tortured by suspected state security agents. The state denies the allegations. 

The Zimbabwe Lawyers of Human Rights (ZLHR) said the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is an opportunity for everyone to demand an end to the heinous practise of torture by public officials and their agents.

It is also an opportunity for citizens, all over the globe, to lobby their governments to take steps towards the prosecution of all perpetrators of the abominable crime of torture.

ZLHR also urges the authorities to implement comprehensive reform measures that will lead to eradication of all forms of torture in the country as mandated by international law and the Constitution of Zimbabwe. The authorities should also ensure that all perpetrators of the heinous crime of torture are held accountable for transgressions.

The lawyers encouraged the public to support victims of torture through financial and social assistance.

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum said it was important for authorities to uphold citizens’ rights ahead of the 2023 polls.

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Chawabvunza 1 month ago

Yes the Gvt is holding all perpetrators of torture to book. For example we have arrested those who also invite violence that leads to torture the likes of Job Sikhala and his cabal who have incited violence leading to the burning of houses which in turn is psychological torture.


Machiavelli 1 month ago

@Chawabvunza you are a NUT case....

Mafirakureva 1 month ago

@Chawabvunza you are a nurse case.
Impervious to reason and allergic to truth

Chawabvunza 1 month ago


Mafirakureva 1 month ago

Ko nhai Chawabvunza avo vakapisa misha 13 yevanhu veCCC sei vasina kusungwawo?

Putin 🇷🇺 OG 🐊 1 month ago


Joe Buoy ❤️ 1 month ago

@chawabvunza is psychopath haunzwewo tsitsi nekutambura kwatikuita neZanu shuwa woramba uchiri pamberi neZanu 😥😥

Gwedu 1 month ago

As long as the government keep it like that, we go for Nyatsime strategy. Vanopera vose vari muzanu ..munorohwa nezvishiiri makatemba ....Chairman na Chairlady kudubu ....wese we zanu ipapo vakajaidzwa

Swiss 1 month ago

Fake Chawabvunza

Famous Byo 1 month ago

kujaidzana vanopera vose


Machiavelli 1 month ago

Torture by definition is forcible extraction of information by those in authority. In civil-to-civil application of pain, it is plain criminal GBH (Grievous Bodily Harm), punishable in courts of law.

What makes torture difficult to bring to justice is because it is perpetrated by those who should by rights enforce the law, the police and armed forces.

What is saddening is the complicity of other arms of state (judiciary and prosecutors? in not protecting victims of torture, either for fear of political reprisals or for whatever other nefarious reasons.

Calling on government (the perpetrator) to police itself is really an exercise in futility

stallion 1 month ago

zanu captured every gvt institution which had to do with human rights

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