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Zimbabwe: Violent crackdown on activists underway ahead of opposition protests

Activists and political leaders targeted ahead of “16 August” protests Two activists abducted and severely tortured Amnesty International calls on authorities to exercise restraint on protesters GENEVA, Switzerland, August 16th, 2019,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- An escalating crackdown against human rights defenders, activists, civil society leaders and members of the opposition, including abductions and torture, is underway […]

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Malawi: Human rights defender survives petrol-bomb attack, car burned to ashes

GENEVA, Switzerland, August 16th, 2019,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- In response to a petrol bomb attack targeting the home and car of Malawian human rights defender and activist Timothy Mtambo, which took place in the early hours of this morning, Muleya Mwananyanda, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Southern Africa, said: “This cowardly and malicious attack on […]

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