Today marks one month since the initial reports of the forced disappearance of Zimbabwean civil society activist Itai Dzamara. The United States remains concerned about Mr. Dzamara’s whereabouts and wellbeing.
On this date, we reiterate our call to the Zimbabwean authorities to mobilize their full resources to investigate the circumstances surrounding Mr. Dzamara’s abduction and to ensure the protection of his fundamental human rights and freedoms.
The United States stands together with Mr. Dzamara and the people of Zimbabwe in supporting their right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. We call for Mr. Dzamara’s immediate and safe return to his family and friends.