ZIMBABWE: Amnesty International shuts down due to fraud allegations
Amnesty International has suspended its local branch in Zimbabwe after uncovering evidence of fraud, and misuse of donor funds.
An extensive forensic audit was conducted in late 2018 which uncovered evidence of fraud and serious financial mismanagement, Amnesty told the Guardian.
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It said that the Zimbabwe branch had been suspended from the global organisation and placed under administration and that the Zimbabwean police had been informed of the audit findings.
The London-based rights group gave no further details and said it would not provide spokespeople for interviews, but said it would try to recover lost funds and that urgent measures had been introduced to ensure donor money was safe.
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