Violence and torture in Zimbabwe.
|Article Type:||Brief article|
Violent deaths (Statistics)
|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|
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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