Malawi Law Society gears to slap police with law suit over brutality against students
Officials from Malawi Law Society (MLS) have told Chancellor College Students Union leadership to submit names of police brutality victims during the violent protests.
This follows an online video clip that shows some an unarmed girls being slapped and harassed by police officers.
“Chancellor College Students Union has received an urgent call from the Malawi Law Society to submit names of all students who suffered any form of act of police brutality during the recent events on. campus,” says the union’s president Ayuba Sylvester James.
The students leader, who is studying law himself, says the names are required for purposes of bringing legal proceedings against the poluce with a view to obtaining compensation for the individual students victims.
Meanwhile, the Blantyre magistrates court has released all 14 students from Polytechnic who were arrested on Friday following another violent protest at the campus.
The students also expressed concern over police brutality, saying the police poured water in the cells holding the students.
Chief Resident Magistrte Thomson Ligowe has told them not to visit the campus before August 5 when their case returns to court.
The condition will however affect one of the students who is in final year at the Polytechnic who is expected to defend his thesis this week.
The magistrate said the management of the college and the student can make arrangements for the exercise elsewhere but not at the campus.
The magistrate also asked the police to visit the homes of each and every student where they will be residing as the students have been released on their own surety.
Akamati sukulu ndiyabwino sanama. Imatsegula mmaso! Awa ophunzira ku Chanco akuzindikira za ufulu wawo wachibadidwe nchifukwa chake nkhaniyi akuyitengera patali mothandizidwa ndi a MLS. Ukakhala kuti udathawira pa zenela zimakuvuta kawirikawiri. Pena umatha kulakwilidwa ndi wapolisi ndipo umapelekanso ndalama kwa wapolisiyo kuti nkhani isapite patali! A Chanco akukana. Tiyeni nawo amenewo!
Pouring water in holding cell? I cried on my comfortable bed here in the south considering my fellow Malawians being treated so inhumanly, may God bring judgement on those police officers and even on their commander in chief.
james udabwa………its in the constitution nde udabwa pati ……….wat if yu called wapolisi hule iwe……….would yu say ka word komweka kot hule mpaka ku jail?
Mwati timakofi take tomwe Tina mpakana compensation?
Makofi omenya ana ophunzira osati mbuli