Police Arrest 28 Victims Of State Sponsored Violence Who Appeared In A Channel 4 News Documentary

The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) says the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has arrested 28 people who were attacked by soldiers.

The 28 victims appeared on a documentary on Channel 4 News. ZLHR says police denied them access to the 28 people who are detained at Harare Central. Said ZLHR:

It is regrettable, deplorable and very inhumane for state agents to raid 28 injured people who were receiving medical treatment during early hours. The 28 are detained at Harare Central. Lawyers were denied access.

The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum confirmed the arrests by the police. Writing on Twitter, Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum said:

We are saddened to report that the 28 victims who appeared in this Channel 4 documentary were arrested in a late night raid on the medical facility.

Watch the documentary below:


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The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum (the Forum) is a coalition of twenty-one human rights NGOs in Zimbabwe who while having their own objectives, are concerned with the level and nature of organized violence and torture in the country perpetuated mainly, though not exclusively, by... Read More About The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum

Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) is a not for profit human rights organization whose core objective is to foster a culture of human rights in Zimbabwe as well as encourage the growth and strengthening of human rights at all levels of Zimbabwean society through... Read More About Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights

The Zimbabwe Republic Police is the country's law enforcing and maintaining organ. It was established in 1980 evolving from the Rhodesian Police and incorporated members from both the Rhodesian and the nationalist forces. It operates under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Read More About Zimbabwe Republic Police

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