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  • Strikes and Protests 2007- Save Zimbabwe Campaign

  • Statement on the Save Zimbabwe Campaign
    Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights)
    March 12, 2007

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    ZimRights has learnt with shock and disbelief about the death of one, and the injury, arrest ,torture and unlawful detention of an unspecified number of civilians, civic leaders and opposition political leaders as they attempted to attend a peaceful prayer rally organised under the "Save Zimbabwe Campaign" on the 11th of March 2007.

    We need not reiterate that the freedoms of assembly, association, and expression are God-given rights which no state has the authority to take away, alienate or diminish under whatever circumstances. We especially denounce police brutality in all its forms as manifested by the heavy-handed militaristic response of the police upon citizens who were peacefully gathering to pray for their country. It would appear that in its obsession to keep people under its political control, the Zimbabwean government is endangering many lives for mere political convenience. It goes without saying that the police ban on rallies and gatherings is clearly unconstitutional and therefore unlawful.

    We send our condolences to the family of the deceased, and express our sympathy and solidarity with the detained and injured.

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