European Union Statement on abduction and disappearance of Itai Dzamara

Today marks the second anniversary since activist Itai Dzamara  was abducted on the 9th of May 2015.  Here is the statement from the European Union and Switzerland on his abduction and disappearance.

EUROPEAN UNION
Delegation  of the European Union to the Republic of Zimbabwe


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Joint local Statement on the abduction of ltai Dzamara

The European Union Delegation, the Heads of Mission of EU Member States present in Harare and the Head of Mission of Switzerland issue the following statement in Zimbabwe:

Today, 9 March 2017, marks two years since the abduction of human rights defender ltai Dzamara. The fate of Mr Dzamara remains unknown and his family continues to fear for his life.

The Heads of Mission of the EU and Switzerland remain deeply concerned at the lack of progress in this case and call once again on the Zimbabwean authorities to ascertain Mr Dzamara’s whereabouts and to ensure that justice is served. To express opinion in a non-violent way is a constitutional right for all Zimbabwean citizens, including for Mr Dzamara. It is the obligation of the authorities to protect the rights of all its citizens.

In Harare, on 9 March 2017

Itai Dzamara

Itai Dzamara is a Zimbabwean journalist and political activist known in Zimbabwe mostly for his Occupy Africa Unity Square campaign against the then government of former President Robert Mugabe. In October 2014, Dzamara hand-delivered petition to the President of Zimbabwe asking him to step down.... Read More About Itai Dzamara

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European Union Statement on abduction and disappearance of Itai Dzamara