Malawi degenerating into anarchy, says MHRC:  Arbitrary arrest under probe

The Youth and Society (YAS) has called on state authorities to allow Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) access Nsundwe suspects who are in custody saying failing to do so is an act of intimidation.

Human rights activists at Lilongwe police station denied access to the Nsundwe suspects

On Thursday morning, MHRC commissioner Rosemary Kanyuka told the media in Lilongwe that the commission has been denied access to the suspects who are being kept at Lilongwe  Police Station and also expressed concern over reports of arbitrary arrests following the killing of a police officer at Msundwe.

“We are further infomed that the suspects have not only been subjected to torture but also denied access to food. This conduct by the State authorities is repugnant  unlawful, and gross violation of the rights of suspects in detention.

“We wish to remind the authorities that MHRC has a Constitutional mandate to visit suspects in custody and assess their human rights situation at any time. Any attempt to obstruct their mandate is therefore unacceptable. We call on authorities to immediately stop this intimidation and allow the Commission to discharge it’s mandate without political obstruction,” said YAS Executive Director Charles Kajoloweka.

MHRC said the country is now degenerating into lawlessness and anarchy.

Kanyuka cited confirmed reports of the death of a child at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (Qech) due to teargas, the death of Justin Phiri after he was beaten to death in police custody among others.

She implored all stakeholders to take steps to retain law and order in the country.

Meanwhile, MHRC has opned investigations into reports that Police is  makning arbiyrary arrests.

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tung'ande
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tung'ande

Even in America some people are eliminated inorder to achieve peace. We all heard from Trump that those people who kill the police should face death sentence yet we claim America is a democratic country. APM has given HRDC more room to conduct their stupid activities. I know if it was Bingu by now we should have been through with these stupid activities. You can imagine there has been no movement of anything since July yet these stupid HRDC members are being paid by their donors. While we are being attacked and our businesses looted, Ntambo and his friends are… Read more »

Mbwiyache
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Mbwiyache

Espect more police officers to quit their jobs in order for them to be safe if they will stick by dpp I’m telling police officers soon one by one will start to disappear mark my words the advantage is that they don’t have a complex where by all of them they can stay together.

Nalingula
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Nalingula

If Police Decide to be the Law Enforcer and Judge at the Same time That will only Create More Problems for Malawi…Already Some Quarters are Viewing them as a Wing of DPP….Up to now No action on Billy Mayaya attackers,Njauju….etc

mwana mlomwe
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mwana mlomwe

Yeah he was beaten by MDF officer but he was denied access of going to the hospital by police officers not, the MDF hence police are the ones to be blamed coz this guy Justin Phiri died in their hands .actually Malawi has no police officers right now coz all are now DPP cadets so I want to send a warning to all DPP police cadets that if one of these guys from nsundwe dies in custody you and your bosses ur going to be in trouble and that will be the end of all police station here in lilongwe,… Read more »

Charie
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Charie

Fuck you!! who are you sabwe yachabe chabe you think Lilongwe it’s like your family Town.

MCP CADETS
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MCP CADETS

THE KARONGA GUY WAS KILLED BY SOLDIERS. WHAY ARE YOU AFREAID OF MENTIONING THEM IF YOU ARE NOT BIASED!!! MALAWIAN MEDIA IS TOO BIASED. THEY CANT EVEN BLAME THE NSUNDWE MCP CADETS!!!

Kharupa
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Kharupa

Get your information right you stupid fucks: Justin Phiri was beaten by MDF officers not police officers and died in the custody of Malawi Prison services. Mukukanika kutchula MDF to have caused his death because General Nundwe is a northerner?

che nnungu
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Its the police who denied him medical attention.

mpasa
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INDEED TRUE

Central
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Central

What do you mean when you say “stupid fucks?” If reports are awash that Justin Phiri died in police custody irrespective the fact that Mrs Getrude Tembo, a mother to the deceased was refused for a good seven times to get the boy to hospital for treatment under police escort, who killed Justin then? Was he brought to the police dead? Are you a policeman? Why are you defending the obvious? The truth remains, Malawi police is not yet reformed…………… and is a DPP political wing!! Chifukwa chani mumakhala busy blaming others when they do what you do? Kodi mukuona… Read more »

yobu 13 13
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well let me say in this way ….justin phiri was already dead …anamumenya kwambili asilikali chifukwa cha kusamva ….apolisi ife tinangosunga munthu,,,pamalamulo sitilola kutenga munthu popanda lamulo la amene anatibweretsera munthu kutiuza …asilikali anakana kuti ayi…nde ife tikanatani?

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