Bharat Patel

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Bharat Patel or Bharatkumar Patel, born 16 April 1952,[1] was the Attorney General of Zimbabwe in March 2004[2] and May 2008.[3] In July 2009 he was Public Prosecutor of Zimbabwe.[1] In early 2011 the European Union described him as "Former Acting Attorney General, Justice, Hon."[4]

The member states of the European Union both (i) prevent the entry of Patel to, or his transit through, their territories and (ii) freeze any funds or economic resources he may have in the EU, because he is judged to be "Engaged in activities that seriously undermine democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law."[4]


  1. ^ a b "List of Designated Persons: Special Economic Measures (Zimbabwe) Regulations", Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, updated 17 July 2009.
  2. ^ "'Mercenaries' face Zimbabwe court", BBC, 11 March 2004.
  3. ^ "Zimbabwe violence declining, attorney general says". Reuters. 23 May 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Council of the European Union, "Council Decision 2011/101/CFSP of 15 February 2011 concerning restrictive measures against Zimbabwe", Official Journal of the European Union, 16 February 2011. Accessed 11 August 2012.