The Centre for Human Rights, Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) has asked President Lazarus Chakwera to consider releasing some elderly inmates from the country’s prisons during the forthcoming Independence Day Celebrations on July 6.

In a statement, the organization’s executive director, Victor Mhango pleads for the release of Chafika Ndege, George Billiat, Wyson Khululupi, Zathyoka Thalipezi and Bamusi Bendulo.

All the five were on death row before before president commuted their sentences.

“These individuals do not pose any danger to the society. They are all first offenders and evidence points to their innocence,” reads part of the statement.

The statement further argues the five have medical conditions yet no adjustments have been made to accommodate their health concerns.

During recent Easter celebrations, Chakwera pardoned 49 prisoners across the country’s correctional facilities.


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