Demonstrations

No Demos Today’ – HRDC Says To Pave Way for Court Proceedings

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has reversed its earlier decision to hold demonstrations today in Lilongwe in solidarity with its leaders’ arrest. HRDC National Coordinator Luke Tembo confirmed. According to Tembo they want to pave way for court proceedings before holding the protests. Today the Supreme Court of Appeal will start hearing the application f the stay order by Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) and President Peter Mutharika...

HRDC Advises Mtambo Not to Hand Himself Over to Police; ‘He did nothing wrong’

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) chairperson Timothy who planned to surrender himself to police this morning has been advised not to take the move as he has done nothing wrong. This has been revealed by HRDC member, Activist Billy Mayaya who said even those that are currently in police custody did nothing wrong in planning to hold demonstrations at State House residents. Reports reaching Face of...

Defenders Network Demand Immediate Release of HRDC Officials

The Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (SAHRDN) has demanded an immediate release of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) two members Reverend Mac Donald Sembereka and Gift Trapence. The call has been made yesterday after the two were taken into police custody barely few hours after president Peter Mutharika threatened to deal with the human rights activist if they dare to proceed with their plans...

HRDC Announces ‘Operation State House Shutdown’

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has announced plans of shutting down the State House on March 25 with an aim of forcing President Peter Mutharika to assent electoral ammendments bills which passed by parliament last month. This has been said at a press briefing which was organized by the coalition in Lilongwe, this follows Mutharika’s disregard of their ultimatum to assent electoral amendment bills within...

HRDC Moves to Force Mutharika Assent Electoral Bills

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has announced of their plans to force President Peter Mutharika to assent electoral bills which were passed by parliament few weeks ago. The past weeks he August House passed three electoral bills as ordered by the Constitutional Court, which among others was to give parliament powers to appoint commissioners of the electoral Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC). Following the development, HRDC...

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