Police, AG under fire for ‘selective arrests’

The police and the Attorney General are under fire for selective arrests on political violence perpetrators, says Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.

Irene Petras, the ZLHR Executive Director, told reporters here that the police force was using the law selectively against the perpetrators. She said ZLHR has court records to prove that many responsible for political violence have not been brought to book.

She spoke at a workshop was organised by ZLHR for journalists on court, human rights and election reporting ahead of the constitutional referendum and future elections.

The Attorney General, Johannes Tomana, has openly said he supports Zanu (PF).

"There must be political will from all parties at grassroots level for the positive shift to end political violence'' added Petras.

She said ZLHR had assisted 878 individuals between 1 January and 9 August this year.

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