The US tells the government to respect constitution amid demonstration ban

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The US tells the government to respect constitution amid demonstration ban.

The United States reminded President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government that this right was protected under the Constitution and that is actually one of the human rights. The embassy also spoke out against the continued crackdown against human rights campaigners following the arrest of 7 activists who have been charged with plotting to overthrow President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government.

US EmbassyThe United States Embassy in Harare has called on the government to respect the Constitution and to allow political parties and civic society organisations to hold peaceful demonstrations. Writing on their social media account, the United States Embassy said.

Harassment and targeted arrests of civil society leaders damages Zimbabwe’s reputation and economic future. We call on the Zimbabwean government to uphold its constitution, respect rule of law and foster an environment where all can contribute to the nation’s progress.

All citizens and their civic leaders, political parties, or civil society organizations have the constitutional right to peaceful assembly and association. All have important roles to play in contributing to Zimbabwe’s future and must be given the space and freedom to do so.

“Hand in hand with freedom of speech goes the power to be heard, to share in the decisions of government which shape men’s lives.”- Robert Kennedy, United States Senator.

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