September 18, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Human Rights Defender Facing Two Trials (Zimbabwe: UA 169.19)


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Pastor Evan Mawarire, a human rights defender in Zimbabwe, is set to appear before the magistrates’ court on 19 September for the charge of ‘inciting public violence’ and at the High Court on 25 September for the charge of ‘subversion of constitutional elected government’. The two trials are related to his human rights work.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on Zimbabwean authorities to drop all charges against Evan Mawarire;
  • Urging them to stop harassing, intimidating and persecuting Evan Mawarire and to guarantee his safety and personal security;
  • Reminding them that as outlined in the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, all states have a responsibility to prevent and investigate allegations of human rights abuses against human rights defenders, including violence, threats or any other arbitrary action as a result of the legitimate exercise of their work;
  • Urging them to end all form of harassment, intimidation, arbitrary arrests and unlawful detention of political opposition leaders and human rights defenders in Zimbabwe through misuse of the criminal justice system.

Contact these two officials by 30 October, 2017:
The President of the Republic of Zimbabwe
His Excellency Robert G. Mugabe
Munhumutapa Building
Samora Machel Avenue
Harare
Zimbabwe
Email: info@opc.gov.zw
Salutation: Your Excellency

Ambassador Mr. Ammon Machingambi Mutembwa
Embassy of Zimbabwe
1608 New Hampshire Ave, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-332-7100 I Fax: 202-483-9326
Email: info33@zimbabwe-embassy.us or infor33@zimembassydc.gov.zw
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 169.16
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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