CSO dates Chinese ambassador over death penalty for a Malawian

A civil society organization, Human Rights Defenders has written the Chinese ambassador to Malawi to seek an audience in order to discuss a possible repatriation of a Malawian woman who is now on death row in China for drug trafficking.

Estina Mkasela found with cocaine in China

Human Rights Defenders leader Robert Mkwezalamba said his organization wants the woman, Estina Mkasera, to be brought to Malawi and answer the charges in the country.

“In China, the sentence for the offence is death sentence and she cannot have legal representation there. In Malawi, she will have legal representation and the sentence cannot be death. This is an issue of human rights, this is why we are coming in,” he said.

Mkwezalamba said the Chinese embassy is yet to respond to the letter but said Malawi has treated well Chinese criminals who have contravened the laws of the country who include those who externalize money and those who trade in illegal wildlife products like ivory.

“That woman should be given a second chance, she should not die. We do not condone criminality of any sort but we would want human rights to be applied to any human being be it a criminal or not,” he said.

Chinese embassy officials did not pick up phone when Nyasa Times tried to call them for their comment whilst officials from the ministry of Foreign Affairs at Capital Hill in Lilongwe refused to comment on the matter, saying they did not have details

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Mesimadzi
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Mesimadzi

For the first time Mr Mkwezalamba you have done what you were supposed to be doing. Have you seen now? Nzerutu muli nazo. Amakusokonezani ndi Chakwera. Indeed, we do not condone criminality but justice and fairness must be and seen to be done. All the best Mr Mkwezalamba, you have my support.

Gwede
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Gwede

Chakwera zamukhudzapo chiani apa. Just because he will rescue this country next year from Mpandamano?

FRED MUHERU
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NO NEED FOR REPATRIATION COZ SHE COMMITED THE OFFENCE IN CHINA. SHE MUST LET HER FACE THE LONG ARM OF CHINESE LAWS

FRED MUHERU
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muzaonako

oMachemba
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oMachemba

Apparently, there is no extradition treaty between Malawi and China; and Malawi “repatriates” Chinese nationals found criminally guilty in Malawi out of deference to China. Nothing else, but as a small beggar state, Malawi is afraid of the consequences if it does not accede to even tacit demands by China. No hope for our misguided Akweni unless APM gets on the phone and personally begs Xi Jinping – like servant to master. That is how the Chinese operate. They want respect displayed in public, and no chance for an African to even save face. “Winner takes all” is their attitude… Read more »

johnM
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johnM

The CSO are wasting their time. When it comes to cases of this nature, the Chinese Government is very strict and harsh sentences such as death penalty are always carried out. Some people have stated that she is in fact a Nigerian, if this is true then investigations on the corruption at Immigration Department should be carried out and punishment should be meted out. If she is indeed a Malawian, then her fate will be a lesson to all those fickle ladies who easily get carried away with Nigerians and are used and abused in the process.

moses
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Please send her back home and she will not do that again. May God lead.

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

When I was in china we had a similar case involving an American then heard a South African and a British! All their governments failed to serve their people! Communist government are hard headed esp. on drug related crimes cause they love to set an example and incite fear! Goodluck on thus one let us know the outcome. And we let chinese crimes roam free in malawi cause of aid we just beggers…..

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

Each country has it’s own rules, hence has to obey or face consequences.

BigMan
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BigMan

Meanwhile APM just sits phwii

Mphwache
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Mphwache

The Chinese law mandates that if she is guilty, she has to go to the garrows. However, I wish they would consider the fact that She may have only been used as a Courier. In which case, they need to find the drug lords themselves. In this she may be of help, because she knows who sent her there, and who her contacts were supposed to be. Because if they don’t, the drug lords will simply find another foolhardy girl and send her on another errand. Would the Chinese consider mining the information she has and sharing it with us,… Read more »

Ntengo wa Kesia
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Ntengo wa Kesia

The last question is not a fair one to ask Malawian women.
People are free to befriend any one, anywhere, regardless of race , nationality or what have you.
Nanu @Mphwache: bwanji kuganiza kotereku? Inu mumalemba pa net pano kuoneka ngati nanu mwayenda kunja, ndipo mwadziwa anthu amapanga zibwenzi konse konse.
Aaaah.

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