Violence and torture in Zimbabwe.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Torture (Statistics)
Torture (Casualties)
Violent deaths (Statistics)
Pub Date: 06/01/2008
Publication: Name: Sister Namibia Publisher: Sister Namibia Audience: Academic; General Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Social sciences; Women's issues/gender studies Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 Sister Namibia ISSN: 1026-9126
Issue: Date: June, 2008 Source Volume: 20 Source Issue: 2
Topic: Event Code: 680 Labor Distribution by Employer
Geographic: Geographic Scope: Zimbabwe Geographic Code: 6ZIMB Zimbabwe
Accession Number: 184550016
Full Text: Members of the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) have reported a dramatic escalation in incidents of organised violence and torture with the number of victims documented in the post election period now standing at over 900. There have been 22 confirmed deaths; and in the last 24 hours alone, 30 victims of violence have been treated for limb fractures in Harare hospitals and clinics.

As emphasised in the previous ZADHR reports, the cases documented by our members represent only a fraction of the total number countrywide. ZADHR is concerned that many victims of current violence are not receiving treatment. Numerous incidents of violence are being reported from remote rural areas where there is no access to transport and there are also widespread reports of the injured being denied treatment at health centres where staff have been intimidated and/or are acting under specific instructions from state agents not to treat victims of violence.

ZADHR, 9 May 2008
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