Human Rights

Mtambo Locked Up at Area 3 Police in Lilongwe

Chairperson for Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) Timothy Mtambo has finally being locked up at area 3 police station in Lilongwe after he handed himself over. Lawyer for HRDC Khwima Mchizi confirmed. According to Mchizi, Mtambo might spend a night in police cell or not depending on the statement and they will wait until tomorrow for the charges leveled against him Before handling himself over to police...

Mtambo Says Demos On; Tells Police to Stop Intimidating People

Chairperson for Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) Timothy Mtambo has warned the Malawi Police of intimidating people who try to exercise their rights through demonstrations. Mtambo said the remarks when he handed himself over to area 3 police in the capital Lilongwe two days after his colleagues were taken into custody. In the presence of hundreds of sympathizers, Mtambo issued spit fire at the police who...

Sembereka, Trapence Transferred Back to Lilongwe

Two Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) leaders Gift Trapence and Mac Donald Sembereka are on their way back to Lilongwe. This follows an order by Lilongwe High Court to have the two human rights activist back in the capital where they were arrested. According to Peter Minjale, lawyer for the two, this follows the order issued by Judge Kenyatta Nyirenda at Lilongwe High Court that their...

Dausi Responds to Amnesty International for Only pointing Fingers at DPP

Spokesperson person for Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Nicholas Dausi has hit back at Amnesty International for being one sided. Dausi’s remarks came following the call made by the International body demanding an immediate release of two Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) members Mac Donald Sembereka and Gift Trapence. In the statement Amnesty International Director for East nd Southern Africa Deprose Muchena said the arrest is subjected...

Malawi Law Society Backs Police Over HRDC Leaders Arrests

As other stakeholders are condemning the police for arresting members of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC), Malawi Law Society has defended the action by the police saying the arrests are in line with law. President for Malawi Law Society Burton Mhango said planning to commit a crime is a crime, therefore HRDC was planning to commit a crime by sealing the State House premises which...

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