Executions Looming as Zimbabwe Gets Hangman


Rights groups have raised fears of imminent executions following the appointment of a hangman citing it as a violation of the basic right to life.
  • Zimbabwe:  Appointment of New Hangman Raises Concern

    Catholic Information Service for Africa, 8 February 2013

    Reports by Zimbabwean state media that a new hangman has been appointed raises fears that the country may be preparing to start executions again after a seven year hiatus, Amnesty ... read more »

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  • Zimbabwe:  Zim Urged to Abolish Death Penalty As New Hangman Appointed

    SW Radio Africa, 8 February 2013

    The government has been urged to abolish the death penalty to prevent any future executions, after the recent appointment of a hangman. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Appointment of New Hangman Raises Spectre of Imminent Executions

    Amnesty International, 8 February 2013

    Reports by Zimbabwean state media that a new hangman has been appointed raises fears that the country may be preparing to start executions again after a seven year hiatus, Amnesty ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  EU Urged to Wait for Real Reforms Before Lifting Zim 'Sanctions'

    SW Radio Africa, 4 February 2013

    The European Union (EU) is being urged to wait for real reforms in Zimbabwe before they consider lifting the targeted restrictive 'sanctions' in place against the Mugabe regime. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  76 Inmates Await Hangman

    The Herald, 2 February 2013

    SEVENTY-SIX inmates, two of them female, are languishing in prison awaiting execution. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Zimbabwe Has No Need for a Hangman

    SW Radio Africa, 9 August 2012

    What does MDC-T's Obert Gutu mean when he says "the Executive has no appetite for executions". read more »