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Owen Gagare

Owen Gagare

Zimbabwe Independent

Owen Gagare is the chief reporter of the weekly newspaper Zimbabwe Independent. In May 2013, he was arrested in Harare for publishing an article where he alleged meetings took place between Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and top military officials.

Despite the challenges faced, the human rights defenders community in Zimbabwe is well organised, active and broad-based in terms of issues and actors involved. It includes NGOs, faith-based groups, human rights lawyers, student activists, social movements, community-level activists, trade unionists and members of the political opposition. Womens’ rights defenders are prominent.