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Zimbabwe: Enact Legislation Criminalizing Gukurahundi Genocide Denial 

Matabeleland Institute for Human Rights (MIHR) joins the international community in commemorating the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims which falls on 24 March 2017 and calls on the government of Zimbabwe to speak the truth regarding Gukurahundi genocide (which massacred over 20 000 Ndebele minorities and left thousands more unaccounted...

Ukraine: A year without Ervin 

The 24th May 2016 was a crucial date for Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian human rights. Activist and member of the Bakhchysaray regional mejlis, Ervin Ibragimov (aged 30) went missing on that day near his house in Bakhchysarai, central Crimea. The abduction occurred around 11:00 PM as shown by footage from a CCTV camera of a building nearby. Ibragimov was forced into a van (Ford...

DRC: Batwa killed and injured in Kahuzi-Biega National Park. 

South-Kivu, DRC. Civil society organizations and Pygmies Communities from the province of South Kivu denounce the assassination of MBONE NAKULIRE Batwa child, occurred on Saturday 26 of August in Kahuzi-Beiga National Park.The atrocity occurred around 09:00 AM of that Saturday morning, when unarmed Batwa child and his father were looking for medicinal plants and ended up being shot by park guards in the premises...

Zimbabwe: Government sends Riot Police to disrupt Inauguration of Ndebele King 

The government of Zimbabwe has sent in armed riot police and teargas canons to stop a traditional ceremony to inaugurate the Ndebele King Mzilikazi 2 at Bulawayo International Trade Fair today. Article 2 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities clearly stipulates that “Persons belonging to national or ethnic, religious and...

ZIMBABWE POLICE BLOCK GUKURAHUNDI GENOCIDE MEMORIAL IN MATOBO 

The Zimbabwe government today sent heavily armed Zimbabwe Republic Police Officers to Matobo District to stop an Ibhetshu Likazulu organized Gukurahundi genocide memorial.The armed and larged Shona speaking police sealed off the road from the main road to Bhalagwe memorial site. Even efforts by scores of villagers and ZAPU Intelligence supremo Dr Dumiso Dabengwa to talk to them to let the event continue failed....

Zimbabwe: Matabeleland Youths Demand International Tribunal for Gukurahundi Genocide Crimes 

The Gukurahundi genocide was committed by the Mugabe government against the people of Matabeleland and Midlands during the period of 1983 - 1987, using a North Korean trained sectarian and Shona speaking 5th Brigade armies that unleashed the reign of terror in Matabeleland, i.e. killing, raping, torturing and maiming those that spoke Ndebele and that were perceived to be sympathetic to the ZAPU party....

Sri Lanka: Condemning Attacks on Muslim Minority 

 The government is accountable for attacks on Muslims in SrilankaJaffna Muslim Community International  Jaffna Muslim Community International (JMC-I) strongly condemns the recent violence against Muslims in Ampara-Srilanka in the morning on 27.02.2018 and urged the government to uphold minority rights and freedom of religion.In 2014, three Muslims were killed in riots stirred up by hardline groups. President Sirisena was elected the following year after...

Pakistan: Christian and Hazara minorities under attack in Quetta 

Once again, in the month of April, Christian and Hazara minority communities were killed by militant groups repeatedly in Quetta, Pakistan. Religious minorities feel that the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has failed to provide safety and security to its citizens who have been constantly under attack by ISIS, and other terrorist groups.By Aftab Alexander Mughal (4 May 2018) - In two attacks in April, the...

Iraq: Sabean Mandeans in the spotlight 

AL Miezan Association for Human Rights Development carried out a project in Amarah City, in Iraq's Maysan Province, to encourage community dialogue between the Muslim majority and minorities such as Sabean-Mandaeans. The project, which started in October 2017 with support from MRG, included a visit to a Sabean-Mandaean temple in the city. Mandaeans, followers of one of the oldest monotheistic religions, are historically settled in Southern Iraq,...

Pakistan: Attack on the Interior Minister for blasphemy allegation 

Pakistan’s interior minister Ahsan Iqbal, a Sunni Muslim, was shot after a public meeting in the village of Kanjroor, about 150 miles southeast of Islamabad, on 6 May. Abid Hussain, a member of a hard-line Islamist group, was immediately overpowered by the police force. According to his statement, a ‘Muslim Saint’ ordered him in his dreams to kill the interior minister for blasphemy against...


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