Monday, 8 December 2008

Still no news of Jestina Mokoko in Zimbabwe

We received this from the Zimbabwe Advocacy office in Geneva today:

Following the alert we received from the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights concerning the abduction of Zimbabwe Peace Project Director, Jestina Mukoko in the early hours of Wednesday, December 3, our office together with the World YWCA and the World Student Christian Federation have sent an urgent communication to the Special Procedures of the UN Human Rights Council here in Geneva to alert them of the abduction and to use their mandates to ensure potection for Ms Mukoko. We also highlighted the raids on the Bulawayo offices of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.
We will continue to work with the UN human rights system to ensure the protection and well-being of all missing human rights defenders in Zimbabwe.

Full text here.