This report presents an update of Organised Violence and Torture in Zimbabwe for the month of October 2016. A total of 28 cases were recorded, from victims that received medical treatment for injuries sustained in incidences of politically-motivated violence across the country. The victims include demonstrators of the Peopleâ€™s Democratic Party (PDP) organized demonstration on 7 October 2016 in central Harare, where anti-riot police violently dispersed the demonstrators; supporters of the independent candidate for the Norton by-election Themba Mliswa during the campaign period on 22 October 2016 and for various other incidents that were reported from Chitungwiza, Epworth, Goromonzi and Harare. Violence perpetrators were the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA), Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) and ZANU-PF supporters. Violations for the month of October involved torture; assaults; attempted murder and abduction.
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