Malawi: Right to bail for terminally ill remandees
SALC is challenging the fact that terminally ill remandees have no opportunity to provide evidence to an independent arbiter on the state of their health. This presents a serious challenge to those hoping to have their health concerns addressed while in detention awaiting trial, which can take years in Malawi. The applicant in this case is a 17 year old boy who is believed to be suffering from later stage AIDS. SALC is working with the Centre for Human Rights, Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) on the case.