European Union releases statement condemning abduction of Patson Dzamara & others

The European Union has released a statement condemning the abduction of Patson Dzamara and others on 18 November 2016. It also condemn arbitrary arrests of people demonstrating.

Said part of the statement:

The Heads of Mission of the EU and Switzerland have received reports indicating that some social activists have been abducted and brutalised by unknown persons in the run-up to today’s demonstrations…

The Heads of Mission repeat their appeals to the competent authorities to conduct thorough investigations of these incidents, and to ensure that those responsible for commissioning and carrying out these crimes are prosecuted. The Government of Zimbabwe is responsible for the protection of its citizens from abduction and torture, regardless of their political opinions.

More: EU Joint statements

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