Sunday May 19, 2013
Ensure Security of Zimbabwean Human Rights Defenders Nkosilathi Moyo and Jasper MaposaLetter by William Gomes Salem-News.com
Mr. Gomes has asked Robert Gabriel Mugabe to carry out an immediate, thorough and impartial investigation into the death threats against human rights defenders.
(YORK, UK) - Human Rights are paying the toll their courage brings in Zimbabwe.
Mr Nkosilathi Moyo and Mr Jasper Maposa, were recently informed by hundreds of armed, violent youth who crashed a community meeting, that their human rights activism was an attempt to “change the regime”.
The lives of the two men were threatened and they were warned that they are “fighting a losing battle” in their attempt to file charges against hundreds of armed youth who attacked a community meeting while appearing to work in unison with local police.
William Nicholas Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador for Salem-News.com has asked Robert Gabriel Mugabe to carry out an immediate, thorough and impartial investigation into the death threats against human rights defenders Nkosilathi Moyo and Jasper Maposa.
Mr. Gomes also asked Robert Gabriel Mugabe to guarantee in all circumstances that all human rights defenders in Zimbabwe are able to carry out their legitimate human rights activities without fear of reprisals and free of all restrictions including judicial harassment.
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______________________________Salem-News.com Human Rights Ambassador William Nicholas Gomes is a Bangladeshi journalist, human rights activist and author was born on 25 December, 1985 in Dhaka. As an investigative journalist he wrote widely for leading European and Asian media outlets.
He is also active in advocating for free and independent media and journalists’ rights, and is part of the free media movement, Global Independent Media Center – an activist media network for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate telling of the truth. He worked for Italian news agency Asianews.it from year 2009 to 2011, on that time he was accredited as a free lance journalist by the press information department of Bangladesh. During this time he has reported a notable numbers of reports for the news agency which were translated into Chinese and Italian and quoted by notable number of new outlets all over the world.He, ideologically, identifies himself deeply attached with anarchism. His political views are often characterized as “leftist” or “left-wing,” and he has described himself as an individualist anarchist.
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