Amnesty International’s new leader, South African-born Kumi Naidoo, says his first act will be writing to Zimbabwe’s next president about the disappearance of activist Itai Dzamara, saying “whoever leads the new government must move to undo the injustices of the past”.
Dzamara disappeared in March 2015 and has not been heard of since.
Former President Robert Mugabe last month denied knowing of Dzamara’s fate.
One of his close lieutenants Jonathan Moyo claims that the military was involved.
He claimed that Brigadier General Mike Sango who is now Zimbabwe’s Ambassador to Russia was in charge of the operation to abduct Dzamara but did not say whether he was still alive or dead.