Mugabe Denies Millions Basic Human Rights: Amnesty International

Amnesty International says Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is continuing to deny millions of Zimbabweans their most basic human rights,

The rights body is concerened that a year after the President took the oath of office and swore to uphold the new constitution. 

“A year after being sworn in, President Mugabe has yet to align the country’s laws with the new constitution and public order, security and criminal laws are being used to deny people their rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly” said Deputy Director for Amnesty International in Southern Africa, Noel Kututwa.

“Zimbabwe must open-up the space for its citizens to enjoy their fundamental freedom freedoms as enshrined in the country’s new constitution which they overwhelmingly endorsed last year.” 

The call comes in the same week that a group of opposition supporters were beaten by the police for demonstrating against the lack of economic opportunities in the country.