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condemns assault of lawyers
Residents Association (CHRA)
May 08, 2007
Harare Residents' Association (CHRA) is outraged by the barbaric
attack on lawyers by the police while protesting outside the High
Court against the harassment and illegal detention of renowned human
rights defenders, Alec Muchadehama and Andrew Makoni.
wishes to reiterate its commitment to justice, advocates for equity
before the law and vehemently denounces its (the law) selective
of people who defend us against organised violence and torture is
a serious a mockery to the pronouncements that Harare is a democracy.
We urge the international community, especially the leadership of
the African Union (AU) and the Southern African Community Development
Community (SADC) to use their influence on Harare to end targeted
harassment and the disregard of the rule of law.
In that vein
- A full investigation
of the incident and the production of a report naming those responsible.
- An immediate
end to the harassment of peace loving Zimbabweans crying to have
a say in affairs that determine their destiny
- Return to
rule of law without fear or favour.
To our colleagues
we say: Remain resolute in reclaiming our democratic space to ensure
that the people of Zimbabwe retain their power.
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