European Parliament adopts joint motion condemning the arrest of Pastor Mawarire

The European Parliament has adopted a joint motion on Zimbabwe in which it condemns the arrest of #ThisFlag Pastor Evan Mawarire. The motion stresses that his release on bail is not sufficient and that the politically motivated charges against him should be completely withdrawn. It also calls on the Zimbabwean authorities to ensure that the criminal justice system is not …

Zimbabwe UPR report discussed at UN Human Rights Council

During the last session of the UN Human Rights Council Zimbabwe’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report, which reviews the human rights situation in the country, was discussed. Mr. Okay Machisa (ZimRights) and Ms. Blessing Gorejena (Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum) made contributions on behalf of Zimbabwean civil society. While civil society commended the Government of Zimbabwe for its continued engagement with …

ZEN organizes meeting in the European Parliament

On 7 March ZEN and MEP Judith Sargentini (Greens) organized a meeting on Zimbabwe in the European Parliament. Key civil society leaders from Zimbabwe were invited to present their views and engage in discussions with the European Parliament and other European policy makers. Besides the latest developments, the political and economic context and implications for European policies were discussed. The …