Police, Mugabe’s party worst violators

policeFrom MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe
HARARE, (CAJ News) – POLICE and the ruling party have emerged the worst perpetrators of human rights in Zimbabwe where critics of the government have been denied food.
According to human rights organisations, Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has in 2016 alone been responsible for an average of 21% of rights violations, while the army has been responsible for 5% and Central Intelligence Organisation has been responsible for 1% of human rights violations.
Over 60% of violations are pinned on the ruling Zanu PF, 4 percent to the MDC-T and 1 percent on Zimbabwe People First.
The findings by the Zimbabwe Peace Project come at a time police have brutalised protestors demonstrating against the government of President Mugabe.
ZPP said most human violations were caused by intolerance of another’s political affiliation or views.
As a result freedom of speech, association and assembly, rights to food and political choice are the commonly breached rights through cases of harassment,
abductions, partisan food distribution, violent disruption of protests and corruption among others.
– CAJ NEWS

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