The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum said 12 were confirmed dead, 78 have gunshot wounds, 242 have dog bites and 466+ people were arrested and detainted during the shutdown protests.
These statistics were recorded by the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Foruim members. We publish the full statement below:
The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) has been following the developments of the past days since the national shutdown of January 14. It has noted with concern the massive human rights violations resulting in loss of life and destruction of property.
The Forum through its membership, has recorded at least 844 human rights violations during the shutdown. Consolidated statistics so far reveals the following violations: killings (at least 12); injuries from gunshots (at least 78), assault, torture, inhumane and degrading treatment including dog bites (at least 242), destruction of property including vandalism and looting (at least 46), arbitrary arrests and detentions (466), displacements (under verification). Other violations are invasion of privacy, obstruction of movement, media freedoms and access to information.
A comprehensive report providing the detailed analysis of the violations will be released soon.
The Forum notes with grave concern in particular the violation of the following rights and freedoms.
The Right to Peaceful Protest
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