Zimbabwe. Crackdown hits students protesting tuition hikes at the University of Zimbabwe: five others were arrested on September 14

Authorities must drop lurid charges against University of Zimbabwe students peacefully protesting tuition hikes and uphold their rights to freedom of assembly and expression, Amnesty International has said. September 15, 2022. What a travesty of justice: these students are being taken to detention and into courtrooms simply for asking for an affordable education Lucia Masuka, … Read more

Zimbabwe. Authorities must release two opposition MPs unjustly imprisoned for 100 days

The continued arbitrary detention of opposition leader and MP Job Sikhala and MP Godfrey Sithole speaks volumes about the politicization of the justice system in Zimbabwe, Amnesty International said on September 21, 2022, 100 days after their imprisonment. Continued arbitrary detention of Job Sikhala and Godfrey Sithole is unfair and abusive Lucia Masuka, Director of … Read more

Zimbabwe. Lawyers must be allowed to interview political opponents in detention

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Amnesty International Zimbabwe is closely following the case of Job Sikhala, President of the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), and Godfrey Sithole, MP for Chitungwiza North, both charged with incitement to violence after attending the funeral by Moreblessing Ali. Both are still in custody and the trial court denied their request for bail. Muleya Mwananyanda, … Read more