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on the violent attack on Nelson Chamisa MP on Sunday 18 March 2007
Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum
March 19, 2007
Member of Parliament,
Nelson Chamisa, was brutally attacked on Sunday 18 March 2007 at
the Harare airport en route to Brussels to attend the Committee
meetings of the African, Caribbean and Pacific/European Union Joint
indicate that he was assaulted with an iron bar by approximately
six to eight male persons who took his luggage, computer and cell
phone and made off in two unmarked cars, one of which was described
as a Peugeot 306.
suffered a fracture to the bone surrounding his eye and massive
lacerations to his forehead and face.
While not being
able to identify the perpetrators, it is clear that the attack was
intended to stop the participation of the outspoken member of Parliament
at the Brussels meeting in his capacity as a representative of the
Parliament of Zimbabwe. In the process, he would be in a position
to give first - hand report to the Bureau of the brutality of state
agents towards those with differing political views, and the increasing
impunity, which accompanies their actions.
Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, a coalition of sixteen human rights
NGOs, has placed its grave concerns on record with the Assembly
and has respectfully requested that they in turn place this barbaric
assault on one of their members on the agenda for the Brussels meetings
the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum fact
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