National Transitional Justice Working Group (NTJWG) reports that rights doctors were forced to abandon ShutDownZim victims and run for life after soldiers allegedly entered a private health facility and assaulted patients.
The soldiers reportedly assaulted the patients accusing them of taking part in the protests which rocked the country in January. The (NTJWG) report reads:
Human rights doctors who have been treating the wounded are now in hiding as the state is hunting them down for treating victims of military and police brutality which has resulted in several deaths and injuries to civilians. Victims are not safe when receiving medical care.
…On 21 January 2019, the soldiers stormed a private medical facility where 28 victims of military brutality were receiving treatment and further assaulted and arrested them.
The situation warrants immediate intervention by the international community to ensure that perpetrators are held accountable.
The crackdown on protests has resulted in the death of over 12 people. Hundreds more have been wounded while more than 1 000 have been arrested.