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SALC statement condemning the barring of Zimbabwean human rights lawyer and SALC board member, Beatrice Mtetwa

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) condemns the recent barring of Zimbabwean human rights lawyer and SALC board member, Beatrice Mtetwa, from representing her client, Hopewell Chin’ono, in a bail application before a magistrate’s court in Zimbabwe. SALC’s Executive Director, Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh, made the following statement, “The barring of Beatrice…
Staff Writer
19 Aug 2020
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsZimbabwe

SALC statement on arrest of Hopewell Chin’ono and Jacob Ngarivhume

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) is deeply concerned about the clampdown on expression and peaceful assembly in Zimbabwe following the arrests of investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono and opposition leader Jacob Ngarivhume We are concerned by the arrest of investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono who has been at the forefront of…
Staff Writer
27 Jul 2020
Criminal JusticeHealth RightsMalawiNews

CIVIL SOCIETY CALLS FOR THE URGENT DECONGESTION OF PRISONS AFTER COVID-19 CASES REGISTERED IN CHICHIRI AND MZIMBA PRISONS

We the undersigned organizations reiterate our call for the immediate decongestion of prisons following two confirmed cases of COVID 19 in Mzimba and Chichiri Prison. On 14 July 2020, the Malawi Prison Service registered its first case of COVID-19 at Mzimba Prison where a prison officer tested positive for COVID-19.…
Staff Writer
17 Jul 2020
Freedom of Expression, Assembly and AssociationNewsZambia

Joint Statement: Zambia: Authorities escalate attacks on dissent by denying youth leaders right to protest

Zambian authorities have escalated their attacks on dissent by thwarting a planned anti-corruption protest leading to organisers streaming their protest from the outskirts of Lusaka. According to a coalition of civil society organizations, Zambian authorities are escalating their attacks and intolerance for the rights to freedom of expression and freedom…
Staff Writer
24 Jun 2020