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South Africa: Respect Rights While Policing Riots

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A man suspected of looting is arrested at a shopping mall in Soweto, near Johannesburg, Tuesday July 13, 2021. © 2021 Themba Hadebe/AP Photo (Johannesburg) – South African authorities should ensure that security forces deployed to police escalating riots and looting respect rights and observe international law enforcement standards, Human Rights Watch said today. The riots, which are concentrated in the Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces, have claimed at least 45 lives and were initially triggered by the imprisonment on July 7, 2021 of former President Jacob Zuma…

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