: Perpetual Fear: Impunity and cycles of Violence in Zimbabwe, HRW

Human Rights Watch Report – March 2011

Two years since the formation of a power-sharing government that was expected to end human rights abuses and restore the rule of law, politically motivated violence and the lack of accountability for abuses remain a serious problem in Zimbabwe. Members of the security forces, the former ruling party, the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), and groups allied to ZANU-PF continue to commit human rights violations, including arbitrary arrests and abductions, beatings, torture, and killings of members and supporters of the former opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), and those critical of the ZANU-PF and its officials.......

A 29-year-old Zimbabwean refugee lives with her baby in dire poverty in Johannesburg,

South Africa. After the March 2008 elections, ZANU-PF militia killed her brother and burned

down her house because of her support for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change

[MDC]. She said that the assailants brutally beat her, despite her being heavily pregnant at

the time, and left her for dead. Photo:  Getty Images (2009)


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