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Zimbabwe downgraded from 'partly free' to 'not free'

by Staff reporter
05 Mar 2021 at 06:33hrs | Views
Zimbabwe has been downgraded from "partly free" to "not free" over the intensifying persecution of opposition figures and rights activists, according to the 2021 Freedom House report on civil liberties and human rights.

The Washington DC-based organisation rates people's access to political rights in 210 countries and territories through its annual freedom in the world report.

"The new administration has largely retained the legal, administrative, and security architecture it inherited from the (Robert) Mugabe regime and it has stepped up repression to consolidate its authority. Endemic corruption, weak rule of law, and poor protections for workers and land rights remain among Zimbabwe's critical challenges," the report said.

Source - newsday