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ZAMBIANS URGED TO SEEK LEGAL AID FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION

Written by on April 16, 2020

Zambians whose rights are being violated through the use of corporal punishment for abrogating restrictions on the COVID-19 pandemic must seek legal aid and sue the government, the Golden Party has advised.

On Monday, Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo maintained that Police will continue beating people abrogating the guidelines set out to curb the spread of the deadly corona virus.

Party Leader, Jackson Silavwe says government is working for the people, saying human rights have to be respected as the country is not in a state of emergency where human rights are suspended.

Mr. Silavwe notes that people in authority should not violate their positions to violet human rights.

The Golden Party leader has since advised citizens to adhere to the regulations put in place by authorities aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. 

And Caritas Zambia has backed the Human Rights Commission in condemning the use of corporal punishment on people abrogating restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Eugene Kabilika, the Caritas Zambia Execute Director says corporal punishment is not provided for in the laws of Zambia and the act by the Police to beat Zambians found drinking is illegal.


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