Police have barred the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) President Dr Peter Magombeyi from travelling abroad to seek specialized medical attention, the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has said.
According to ZLHR, Dr Magombeyi has since filed an urgent application at the High Court challenging the police refusal to allow him to travel abroad for specialized treatment.
“In violation of Constitution, Police have prevented Dr Magombeyi from leaving Zim to seek further urgent medical, forcing ZLHR to file urgent application at court
“Dr Magombeyi reported case(s) to police such as threats he faced in August 2019 before he was abducted, disappeared & he also reported his abduction on 19 Sept after he was dumped at Nyabira. Police questioned him for several hours about his whereabouts on 19 September
“He was released & sought medical attention. Now Police has prevented him from leaving the country to seek further specialized treatment. Although he is a complainant in cases he reported it is not clear why his rights are being restricted by police,” said ZLHR while posting on Twitter.
Magombeyi is currently admitted at Avenues clinic in Harare and is believed to have been tortured while in abduction. The police have announced their intention to take him for questioning in relation to his abduction.
He was abducted on the 14th of September at his house in Budiriro and dumped on the outskirts of Harare in Nyabira five days later.