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WALPE worried over escalation of politicians victimisation

by Stephen Jakes
17 Jun 2020 at 08:57hrs | Views
The Women's Academy for Leadership and Political Excellence (WALPE) has said it is worried and concerned over the continuous victimisation and persecution of Joana Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova by the State.

It said the three women leaders are victims of state sponsored abductions, torture, sexual abuse and arbitrary arrests.

"They were re-arrested on 10 June 2020 and charged with faking their abduction.  Instead of the police arresting the perpetrators of such horrendous human rights violations against women human rights defenders and activists, they are busy victimising the already traumatised women. We appeal to the Government to respect women's fundamental human rights and stop persecuting and punishing the trio for choosing to pursue politics," said WALPE.

"We further call on the Government to implement the recommendations made by the United Nations (UN) in their statement regarding the abuse of the women leaders and also allow the international human rights organisation to visit Zimbabwe and institute an independent inquiry into the gross human rights violations against the three women leaders."

Source - Byo24News