Stop human rights violations in Zimbabwe

Stop human rights violations in Zimbabwe

19 July 2020
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African Union and
Signatures: 29,179Next Goal: 35,000
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Why this petition matters

In Zimbabwe the rule of law has become non-existent, citizens are terrorised, beaten, abducted, and killed by the government of Emmerson Mnangagwa. Citizens are not safe to express their opinions as the Constitution of Zimbabwe upholds in Section 57 through to 62 for freedom of expression and media. As citizens of this great nation we call for the regional community and the international community to hold Mnangagwa and his government to task over the detailed abductions, beatings, unlawful arrests, and killings committed under their watch and by the state security forces.

As Restoration of Human Rights Zimbabwe (ROHR), we have put together a comprehensive list of the crimes against the citizens committed by the government. From the year the government took office to date. There have been at least 50 murders, 30 abductions, 50 rapes, hundreds of arbitrary arrests, and thousands of beatings by the security forces.

As an organisation we want the regional and the international community to hold the Government of Zimbabwe to account. This petition will call for the attention of the governments and organisations that Mnangagwa and his government are approaching for assistance. This government has committed crimes against its people, and it seeks to cover up its crimes.

''The power of the Universal Declaration is the power of ideas to change the world. It inspires us to continue working to ensure that all people can gain freedom, equality, and dignity. One vital aspect of this task is to empower people to demand what should be guaranteed: their human rights.'' Zein Ra'ad Al Hussein - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

The Government of Zimbabwe has blatantly ignored the tenets of the Universal Declaration of Human rights which state:

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 5

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Article 7

All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

Article 8

Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

Article 9

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article 12

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honor and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

Article 13

Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each State.

Article 19

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Article 20

Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

Article 28

Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realised.

Article 30

Nothing in this declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.

Dossier with all the human rights violations

We have comprehensively researched and documented the human rights violations that have occurred under President Mnangagwa's leadership. Please click on the link to access this information:

The citizens of Zimbabwe need your help. Please sign the petition. Thank you

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Signatures: 29,179Next Goal: 35,000
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