August 12, 2008

"They Beat Me like a Dog" 

Political Persecution of Opposition Activists and Supporters in Zimbabwe

Summary
Background
Ongoing Abuses by ZANU-PF and Government-Backed Militias and "War Veterans"
Government Ban on Humanitarian Assistance
Extrajudicial Killings Prior to the Presidential Runoff
Archiford Chipiyo – Son of MDC Councilor Philimon Chipiyo, Ward 19, Unit F, Chitungwiza
Gibbs Chironga – MDC Councilor, Chiweshe
Abigail Chiroto – Wife of MDC Councilor Emmanuel Chiroto, Harare
Politically Motivated Arrests, Detentions and Police Harassment of MDC MPs
Ian Kay – MDC MP for Marondera Central Constituency
Eric Matinenga – MDC MP for Buhera South Constituency
Shepherd Mushonga – MDC MP for Mazowe Central Constituency
Pineal Denga – MDC MP for Mbare Constituency, Harare
Attacks and Beatings
Harrison Mudzuri – MDC MP for Zaka Central Constituency
Ernest Jena – Lawyer Representing the MDC, Bindura
Addressing Impunity