Zimbabwe

Authorities continue to harass and intimidate journalists and activists

Zimbabwean police continue to harass and intimidate journalists and human rights activists through interrogations and threats to prosecute. On 20th June 2017 Newsday (https://www.newsday.co.zw/ ) editor, Wisdom Mdzungairi and chief reporter, Everson Mushava were summoned to CID Law and Order section at Harare Central Police Station for questioning over an article they wrote on 21 February 2017. Read more

Authorities continue to harass and intimidate journalists and activists

Authorities prevent opposition from protesting in the centre of Harare

Zimbabwe's authorities continue to selectively apply the law on the right to freedom of assembly. Read more

Authorities prevent opposition from protesting in the centre of Harare

#Thisflag leader Pastor Evan arrested on arrival in Zimbabwe

Pastor Evan Mawarire was arrested at Harare International Airport on 1st February as he returned to Zimbabwe from the USA. Read more

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#Thisflag leader Pastor Evan arrested on arrival in Zimbabwe

Abduction, torture used to repress protests in Zimbabwe

The state is escalating its repression by using abduction and torture to target protests leaders. Read more

Abduction, torture used to repress protests in Zimbabwe

High Court upholds ban on protests

Provisions of the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) were used to ban protests in the Capital City Harare in September. Read more

High Court upholds ban on protests

Expression

Freedom of expression is guaranteed under Zimbabwe’s constitution, but this right is undermined by a repressive legal framework.
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Peaceful Assembly

Anti-government protests have proliferated in Zimbabwe since June 2016, as the country heads towards elections in 2018. Read more

Association

The right to freedom of association is guaranteed under Zimbabwe’s constitution. However, Read more

Zimbabwe-Overview

Civic freedoms, including freedoms of association, peaceful assembly, and expression, are routinely and violently repressed in Zimbabwe. Read more

Government attacks all core civic space freedoms

The President of Zimbabwe disbanded the leadership of the War Veterans Associations and interfered with the organization's internal processes in response to its critical stance towards his government. Several demonstrations faced police repression, and a newly introduced bill on computer and cyber crimes threatens free expression through the social media, while government pressures towards a price hike in cellphone data tariffs endangers citizens' access to the web. Read more