Khan tells Zimbabwe to stop the brutality

26 July 2007 at 10:44 am | Posted in Amnesty International, Human rights, Irene Khan, News, Sydney Peace Prize, Zimbabwe | Leave a comment

A recent Amnesty International study revealed that women who oppose Robert Mugabe’s regime in Zimbabwe are suffering increasing violence and repression.

“The Zimbabwean government needs to address the underlying economic and social problems that are motivating women to protest — rather than attacking them and criminalising their legitimate activities in defence of human rights,” said 2006 Sydney Peace Prize recipient Irene Khan. Khan is the Secretary General of Amnesty International. 

Khan called on African leaders to increase their pressure on Mugabe to “immediately stop the intimidation, ill-treatment, torture and harassment of critics of government policies”.

Click here to see the full report –  Zimbabwe: Between a rock and a hard place – women human rights defenders at risk.


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