U.S. Embassy Concerned by deteriorating human rights situation in Zimbabwe

By | February 6, 2017

Harare : The United States is extremely concerned by the continuing deterioration of the human rights situation in Zimbabwe, as evidenced by the unwarranted arrest and continued detention of Pastor Evan Mawarire and the incarceration of Pastor Phillip Patrick Mugadza.

Source: U.S. Embassy Concerned by deteriorating human rights situation in Zimbabwe – The Zimbabwean 06.02.2017

The U.S. Government unequivocally believes in the basic right to freedom of speech and calls on the Government of Zimbabwe to respect the human rights of all Zimbabwean citizens which are enshrined in the constitution.  We believe that the basic right of Zimbabweans to freedom of speech – be it in public, through print media, or social media – should be protected within and outside Zimbabwe’s borders.

We fear these recent actions will further limit the right of Zimbabweans to exercise their Constitutionally-protected freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly, which are similarly protected under Zimbabwe’s international human rights obligations, and are core values of any functioning democracy.  The U.S. Government also calls on the Government of Zimbabwe to respect the rule of law and legal due process provided by the Constitution.

 

2 thoughts on “U.S. Embassy Concerned by deteriorating human rights situation in Zimbabwe

  1. Joe Cool

    Who is this addressed to? Mugabe? Chihuri? Mnangagwa? Or is it just political grandstanding, seeking applause from the povo?

    Come on, EU and UK, register your own complaints – don’t be left out. Join the race to show us which of you has the highest human rights credentials.

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  2. Jhon

    Hunger, unemployment, no medicines, potholes lawlessness, corruption this is new zimbabwe and we Dnt want any western countries to interfear as we have accepted dis as our destiny. If u can’t fix it then it’s better to keep ur mouth shut.

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