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The authorities used COVID-19 regulations to justify severe restrictions on the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. They deployed security forces to abduct, assault and torture perceived critics, and opposition members and leaders. Police and security agents killed at least 10...
Zimbabwe Disappearances

Zimbabwe: Hospitalized Activists Risk Being Jailed

On 13 May, three opposition activists, member of parliament Joana Mamombe, Cecillia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova, were arrested at a police roadblock in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, for leading an anti-government protest over the authorities’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread hunger in...