BY LLOYD TAKAWIRA
In statement to mark “International Human Rights Day ” today the 10th of December , Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights has castigated the state for it’s brutality against civilians .
ZADHR blasted the government’s actions and urged Harare to respect human sanctity .
“The year 2019 has been extremely difficult period for the observance of human rights in Zimbabwe ….
“In January 2019 , dozens of Zimbabweans were killed in state orchestrated violence , while hundreds were victims of gunshots, intimidation and torture in the hands of the state .The freedoms and human rights to assemble , associate and peacefully demonstrate continue to be criminalized .
“ZADHR has been extremely faced with a growing number of patients , were injured as they peacefully exercise their constitutionally provided right to Assembly and association” read the statement
Meanwhile , ZADHR also urged the government of Zimbabwe to respect and resolve the stalemate with doctors ,
“The failure to resolve the incapacitation of medical doctors signify a failure on the state’s obligation to respect , protect and fulfill the right to health . We therefore urgue the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health to raise alarm on the dire human rights situation in Zimbabwe ” read the statement
Zimbabwe has been under the spotlight following deteriorating human rights situation with 2019 with the highest number of reported state orchestrated brutality .