End the social injustices in Zimbabwe

End the social injustices in Zimbabwe

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Tinashe Muriya started this petition to President Cyril Ramaphosa and

#ZIMBABWEAN LIVES MATTER 

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION 
The authorities continue to restrict the right to freedom of expression. In January 2009, the government instructed      Internet service providers to shut down the internet, ostensibly to curtail sharing of information and reporting during the public protests against fuel and food price increases. The authorities arrested five people on charges of insulting or undermining the authority of President Mnangagwa.Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Councillor, Brian Kembo was arrested in Bindura in June for saying the president had failed to manage the economy.[

Despite many promises, the authorities failed to license any community radio stations and the country still has had only one television station with a broadcasting license since its independence in 1980, resulting in lack of media plurality and diversity.

Recently Mr Hopewell Chinon'o was arrested for exposing the looting of Covid Covid funds worth $60million 

Abductions and torture
Throughout the year over 40 people were abducted by unknown armed men with masks, tortured and later released or charged with various criminal charges to silence them. These include the president and secretary general of the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ), Obert Masaraure and Robson Chere; Zimbabwe Hospitals Doctors Association acting president, Dr. Peter Magombeyi; Bustop TV comedian, Samantha ‘Gonyeti’ Kureya; and pro-democracy and human rights activist, Tatenda Mombeyarara.Obert Masaraure was abducted from his home by a group of armed men and tortured on 5 June. In August, Gonyeti, was abducted by masked men from her home, beaten up and later dumped.  On 14 August human rights activist Tatenda Mombeyarara was abducted by armed men, beaten up and later dumped.  In Harare, 14 juveniles ranging from 14-18 years of age, who had been arrested between 14 and 15 January, told their lawyer they were tortured at the police station in Chitungwiza. According to their lawyer they could not walk on the first day of their court appearance as batons had been forced down their throats and into their anuses.

In September 2019, Dr. Peter Magombeyi was abducted from his home by unknown men, tortured and later dumped. Magombeyi, a government employee, had organized a series of protests to demand better salaries for government doctors. Prior to his abduction, he had received a text message from a local mobile number threatening him with disappearance.

All the people of Zimbabwe want is 

The right to health

The Right to Food 

Right to Water 

Right to housing 

Right to exercise freedom of speech 

 

 

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