Human rights lawyers bemoan crackdown on Shutdown protesters


The Zimbabwe lawyers for Human Rights have bemoaned the crackdown on protesters by the police.

As we reported earlier, at least 27 suspects were nabbed at a safe house in Logan Park.

According to ZLHR ,the ZRP officers on Tuesday raided and arrested 28 victims of state sponsored brutality, who were receiving medical treatment at a medical facility in Harare.

ZRP officers pounced on the 28 Harare residents, who were receiving treatment after they sustained injuries from assault by state security agents during anti-government protests held last week over the country’s worsening economic crisis.

The law enforcement agents assaulted the residents as they arrested them before detaining them at Harare Central Police Station, where they are being represented by Kudzayi Kadzere and Bryant Elliot of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, who encountered challenges in accessing their clients at the police station.

In Chitungwiza, ZRP officers late on Monday pounced on Japhet Moyo, the Secretary-General of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) and arrested him after they had initially released him but confiscated his mobile phone handset following his arrest earlier in the day at Harare International Airport and detention at Harare Central Police Station, where they quizzed him over the shutdown protests held last week.

Moyo is represented by Bryant Elliot and Lizwe Jamela of ZLHR.

At Harare Magistrates Court, two Harare residents Daniel Shingirai and Shadreck Asani were expected to appear in court on initial remand after they were arrested and charged with public violence for allegedly participating in last week’s anti-government protests.

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