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Maguwu receives the prestigious Human Rights Watch Alison Des Forges
The Civil Society KP Local Focal Point
October 31, 2011
The Civil Society
KP Local Focal Point joins Zimbabweans in congratulating the Director
of Center for
Research and Development Farai Maguwu for being awarded the
prestigious Human Rights Watch Alison Des Forges Award for extraordinary
a member of the Zimbabwe Civil Society KP Local Focal Point, is
a leading figure in the struggle by Zimbabweans for orderly and
transparent extraction and utilization of natural resources for
the benefit of the nation. He has been repeatedly prosecuted and
detained by law enforcement agents and been changed under the notorious
Section 31 of the Criminal
Law (Codification and Reform) Act. Despite all the prosecution
and harassment he has remained focused and continued with this important
work that CRD remains seized with.
It is in this
context that we are delighted by the honor bestowed upon Mr. Maguwu
by Human Rights Watch for the sterling work he and the CRD team
are doing to create a better Zimbabwe where all people can live
together in peace and harmony. This serves as a reminder that although
defending human rights is risky, it is an effort that does not go
The KP LFP encourages
the Center for Research and Development to continue working with
government and other stakeholders in Zimbabwe and around the world
to promote a culture of peace, development and respect for human
rights in Zimbabwe.
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