06 Dec 2012 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: TWO HIV-POSITIVE MEN TAKE ON ZAMBIA GOVERNMENT OVER PRISON CON...

A view of Lusaka’s central prison, where inmates with HIV allege that officials are violating their human rights. Photograph: Mackson Wasamunu/AFP/Getty Images Two HIV-positive men are taking on the Zambian government in a legal test case that could force a major overhaul…

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05 Dec 2012 Staff Writer
Zambia High Court hears case on rights of HIV-positive prisoners: Update from th...

On Monday, the Zambia High Court heard arguments in Mwanza and Another v Attorney General, a case challenging the poor prison conditions and the lack of adequate food provided to HIV-positive prisoners on treatment in the Lusaka Central Prison.You can…

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04 Dec 2012 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ZAMBIAN INMATES DENIED ARVS, COURT TOLD...

Zambia’s High Court on Monday heard that HIV-positive prisoners were being denied access to life-prolonging drugs and a balanced diet, on the opening day of a landmark human rights case. Convicted prisoner George Mwanza has accused the authorities of violating…

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04 Dec 2012 Staff Writer
SALC in the News: Zambian Inmates Denied ARV...

Lusaka – Zambia’s High Court on Monday heard that HIV-positive prisoners were being denied access to life-prolonging drugs and a balanced diet, on the opening day of a landmark human rights case. Convicted prisoner George Mwanza has accused the authorities…

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04 Dec 2012 Staff Writer
SALC in the News: Zambia Court Told HIV Prisoners Denied Drugs, Proper Food...

LUSAKA — Zambia’s High Court on Monday heard that HIV-positive prisoners were being denied access to life-prolonging drugs and a balanced diet, on the opening day of a landmark human rights case. Awaiting-trial prisoner George Mwanza has accused the authorities…

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03 Dec 2012 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ZAMBIAN COURT TO DETERMINE WHETHER CONGESTION AND LACK OF FOOD...

Just two days after World AIDS Day, the Zambia High Court will hear and determine whether pathetic, inhuman prison conditions and lack of food in Zambia prisons violet human rights for people living with HIV. The arguments will be heard…

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30 Nov 2012 Staff Writer
MEDIA ADVISORY: ZAMBIA HIGH COURT TO HEAR CASE ON RIGHTS OF HIV+ PRISONERS...

Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) and Treatment Advocacy and Literacy Campaign (TALC)  ZAMBIA HIGH COURT TO DECIDE WHETHER HIV-POSITIVE PRISONERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO ADEQUATE FOOD Lusaka – Just two days after World AIDS Day, the Zambia High Court will…

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26 Oct 2012 Staff Writer
SALC attends the 52nd ordinary session of the African Commission on human and pe...

The 52nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, held in Yamoussoukro, Cote D’Ivoire from 9-22 October 2012, celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Commission. In a speech highlighting the challenges and successes of the Commission, Commissioner Atoli listed…

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23 Apr 2012 Staff Writer
Health considerations in bail hearings in Malawi – an analysis of the case of ...

Last year SALC secured bail for a seriously ill prisoner in the case of Mphembedzu v The Republic MHC Bail Case No. 70 of 2011. This case sought to profile health issues in the prison population in Malawi and the bail rights…

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26 Mar 2012 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ZIMBABWE ACTIVISTS APPEAL CONVICTION, SENTENCES FOR ARAB SPRIN...

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Six Zimbabwean activists convicted of conspiring to commit violence for watching videos of Arab uprisings are appealing their conviction and sentences, their attorneys said Monday. Attorney Alec Muchadehama said he filed appeal papers arguing that if the…

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13 Feb 2012 Staff Writer
Judicial strike in Malawi has serious repercussions on pretrial justice...

Since the 9 January 2012 administrative staff from the Ministry of Justice have been on strike in Malawi. At issue is a government promise almost five years ago to grant them a 50 % salary increase which has never been…

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11 May 2011 Staff Writer
MALAWI: MALAWI COURT SETS FREE MAN AFTER 10 YEARS ON REMAND...

The Malawi High Court in commercial city of Blantyre has released on bail a man who had been languishing on remand for the past 11 years without trial. Alex Nkula, now 34, was arrested on 17th August 2001 at Ginnery…

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