The European Union (EU) has called on the Zimbabwean government to shed light on Itai Dzamara, a human rights defender who disappeared 4 years ago.
Dzamara was abducted by five unidentified gunmen while he was in a barbershop in broad light. He has never been seen since. The EU statement released on Friday which reads as follows:
Four years after his abduction, Itai Dzamara remains missing. We call on the Government to shed light on his fate and serve justice and to tackle all human rights violations decisively, in line with Zimbabwe’s repeated commitment to human rights, freedoms and national healing.
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He became famous through his hand-delivered petition to the President of Zimbabwe and the ‘Occupy’ he began soon after. On the morning of 9 March 2015, Dzamara was abducted by five unidentified men while at a barber shop in Harare’s Glenview suburb.
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