Themes Archives: Human Rights Defenders

Martha Tholanah summoned to stand trial on charges of running an “unregistered” organisation

On 4 December 2013, human rights defender Ms Martha Tholanah was summoned to appear in Rotten Row Magistrate Court. She has been charged with running an “unregistered” organisation under Section 6 (iii) of the Private Voluntary Organisation (PVO) Act and will appear in court on 12 December 2013. Martha Tholanah is Chairperson of Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ). GALZ is an […]

Continue Reading

Beatrice Mtetwa found not guilty

Verdict of Beatrice Mtetwa Trial Today Harare Magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa delivered a verdict of not guilty in the Beatrice Mtetwa  trial where charges of contravening Section 184 (1) (g) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act for allegedly defeating or obstructing the course of justice had been leveled against the human rights lawyer . […]

Continue Reading

Gov human rights agenda 2013-18- Amnesty Int’

Amnesty has released a new report today, to mark 100 days of the new government in Zimbabwe. The report reflects on Zimbabwe’s human rights record and makes recommendations on how it can be improved in the coming five years. There is a particular focus on the right to freedom of expression, association and assembly, the […]

Continue Reading

Major reprieve for civil society as Abel Chikomo is acquitted

Sigh of relief to CSOs as Abel Chikomo is acquitted 25 November 2013  On Friday 22 November 2013 a Harare Magistrate Elijah Makomo set free Abel Chikomo. Abel Chikomo, a journalist and lawyer by training is the executive director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum. Chikomo had been on trial for allegedly running an “unregistered” organisation […]

Continue Reading

Design and development supported by HURIDOCS.