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Written Question: Makomborero Haruzivishe

Lord Moylan: To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made,

if any, to the government of Zimbabwe about the detention of Makomborero Haruzivishe

Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon): The UK remains concerned about the human rights

situation in Zimbabwe, including arrests of, and violence towards, civil society and

opposition activists. The British Embassy in Harare is in touch with Makomborero

Haruzivishe's lawyers as we await the outcome of his appeal.

The UK regularly urges the Zimbabwean Government to meet its international and

domestic obligations by respecting the rule of law and the freedoms and rights enshrined in the Zimbabwean Constitution, safeguarding human rights, and committing to genuine political and economic reform for the benefit of all Zimbabweans. The Minister for Africa most recently raised the human rights situation in Zimbabwe with Foreign Minister Shava on 9 June. We will continue to speak out, both privately and in public, where we have concerns, and work alongside the international community to support a better future for all Zimbabweans.

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