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Zimbabwe Approves Law Which Will Criminalise Anti-Government Protests

Zimbabwe's recent amendment to the existing Criminal Law (Codification Reform) Act will make make both anti-government protests and international political collaborations of any kind punishable under the new law.

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa continues to draw criticism with regards to his governance despite rising concerns about the country. According to The Street Journal, President Mnangagwa has recently approved the proposal of a law which will make public protests illegal. This follows international concern about Zimbabwe's continued human rights violations since the questionable arrest of demonstrators in July this year. The iron-fist ruling of the Zanu-PF led government has driven this deliberate move to stifle international relations.

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Zimbabwe Announces "Patriot Bill" Amidst Rising Human Rights Protests

The Zimbabwen government has announced that it will table the "Patriot Bill" in parliament which will criminalise openly criticising the government.

ZImbabwean government, led by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has reportedly announced that a new bill called the "Patriot Bill" will soon be tabled in parliament. According to TIMESLive, the "Patriot Bill" is set to criminalise any communication with foreign embassies that take place without government clearance. Additionally, public critique and oppositional demonstrations will also be illegal under the bill. This announcement follows increasing criticism at the Zanu-PF led government for corruption, human kidnappings and other grievous human rights violations.

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