Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the arrest of PF leaders in Eastern Province in connection with the invasion of Radio Maria last week in Chipata.

The Commission has also called on the police to also arrest those who stormed Power FM Radio Station in Kabwe destroyed property and threatened violence on the National Democratic Congress Leader Chishimba Kambwili last week.

Commission spokesperson Mwelwa Muleya has further called on the police on the Copperbelt to arrest suspects in connection with the hacking of four NDC members during the Roan Parliamentary by elections in Luanshya and prosecute them in the courts of law.

Mr. Muleya said the arresting of the PF Eastern Province Treasurer, Zephaniah Mwale and Provincial Youth Chairperson William Phiri is significant because it appears to be redressing the increasing public opinion that PF members and sympathisers are above the law and can violate human rights and commit crime without fear of being arrested.

He said the need to effectively protect the rights to freedom of expression, association, the right to life and the right to property and security of the person which have been under serious attack from political players in the recent past, is now more than ever before.

Mr. Muleya has since commended President Edgar Lungu for expressing concern at lack of police action against perpetrators of human rights violation and crime and expects that his publicly expressed resolve to protect human rights and end impunity will receive corresponding action from the police and other state and non-state actors.


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