2003: systematic repression of human rights defenders in Zimbabwe


In August 2003, the Observatory for the protection of human rights defenders, joint programme of the International federation for human rights (FIDH) and the World organisation against torture OMCT) mandated a mission in Zimbabwe, in order to evaluate the situation of human rights defenders in the country. 2003 was marked by the fierce repression human rights defenders have had to face under the increasingly authoritarian regime.

Key wordshuman rights / torture