CRIMSON TAZVINZWA|AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL|AIWA!NO!|ITAI DZAMARA; Zimbabwean journalist, human rights and peaceful pro-democracy activist and leader of the protest group Occupy Africa Unity Square, disappeared on 9 March 2015 in Harare – to date no one knows his whereabouts and/or what happened to him.
Itai Dzamara had previously been targeted by state security agents, beaten, abducted and unlawfully detained. Following his disappearance, Itai Dzamara’s family made a report to the Glen Norah Police Station in Harare. Since then no meaningful investigation has taken place, as evidenced by the absence of any comprehensive reports submitted by the authorities to the courts. His whereabouts remain unknown. Dzamara is not the only one; others are unknown and many more unaccounted for.
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The pro-democracy activist has not been accounted for since his disappearance on 9 March 2015.
- We urge you to take all measures necessary to establish the fate and whereabouts of Itai Dzamara
- We urge your High Office to intervene and set up an independent judge led Commission of Inquiry into the disappearance of Itai Dzamara with powers to subpoena witnesses.
- The findings of the Commission of Inquiry must be made public and those suspected of being implicated brought to justice in fair trials.
- We also urge your government to establish a trust to secure the welfare and well-being of Itai’s young family; and any other victim of similar criminal acts committed today and in the future