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Zimbabwe’s acquittal of activist a small step against climate of intimidation

Headline Title:  Zimbabwe’s acquittal of activist a small step against climate of intimidation 22 November 2013 Today’s acquittal of a key Zimbabwean human rights defender is encouraging, but the fact that it comes after three years of harassment is further confirmation that the police continue to abuse the law to hamper the work of human rights defenders, Amnesty International said. Abel Chikomo, Director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, was brought to court in 2011 on charges of running an ‘illegal’ organization after it conducted a survey on transitional justice in Harare’s…

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