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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...

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