Zimbabwe blocks UN rapporteur | News | Al Jazeera

Zimbabwe blocks UN rapporteur

Manfred Nowak is told officials too busy to see him before he is sent packing.



    A UN human rights investigator has been sent packing from Zimbabwe, after being detained overnight.

    Manfred Nowak, an Austrian academic who works as the UN Human Rights Council's special rapporteur on torture, had been invited to the country by Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's prime minister.

    He was denied entry by the Zimbabwe's foreign ministry, heaping further pressure on Tsvangirai's power-sharing deal with President Robert Mugabe.

    From Harare, Haru Mutasa reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    How has the international arms trade exacerbated conflict in the Middle East? People and Power investigates.

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.