Malawi Police brutality condemned

Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) expressed anger over the manner in which police used brutal force in administrative capital Lilongwe when they manhandled and beat up an employee of the institution for allegedly taking pictures of the law enforcers on Friday.

The victim, identified as Mayeso Kanyowile, was severely beaten in full view of other employees despite appealing for mercy.

Brutal cops condemned
Brutal cops condemned

According to published reports Kanyowile also tried to give the phone to the law officers, who were in joint sweeping exercise with the Malawi Defence Force (MDF), to check if there were any pictures of them, but the plea was disregarded.

According to eye witnessed, police checked her phone and found no pictures “but still they accused her of taking pictures and showered insults at her. They beat her up before dragging her out and threw her in a truck.”

MHRC executive secretary Grace Malera, who also witnessed Kanyoliwe’s ordeal, described the law enforcers’ conduct as “abuse of police powers” and a “worst of form of brutality”,

Malera told Nyasa Times: “The conduct of the police us totally unacceptable and against the principles of what should be a reformed police.”

She said MHRC condemn the police brutality “in strongest terms”, saying the commission “will take up the issue with the right authorities.”

Malera said what the police did is a criminal act.

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nyapapi
nyapapi
6 years ago

anamuchita bwino ameneyo,every tym a human ryts mumangooneka apolisi akagwira ntchito yawo mmalo moti muwamenyere nkhondo azirandira salary yambiri,pathako panu a human ryts

exvin
exvin
6 years ago

Our security organs do well and are well known worldwide when they are where money is! “Peace Keeping” not “Security Keeping”

Emmanuel
6 years ago

Nkwapatali kuti apolisi akalowe ufumu wakumwamba. nkhanza corruption too much.

Mlomwe wamkulu
6 years ago

Bola inuyo mwanenyedwa. Inu a human right kumenyedwa ndikuchotsa mimba choyipa kwambili ndichiyani? Mutiva ife A DPP tidzakhalapo mpaka muyaya. Apolice vipandeni vanyani makamaka vomwe vikufuna federal gvt. long live the chosen Lomwe tribe!

M'BAYA
M'BAYA
6 years ago

ma anti-polisi inu! Tukuthani simunati,inuyo ndi athu amene olo polisi ichite bwino simmalakhula ndipo ife mukamatinyoza sitimadandaula tinanyozedwa miyezi nine,evry tym police why?

apao
apao
6 years ago

first to produce agun must shot! Ngati kukambilana kwakanika tidzingophanapo basi. Kulakwa ndinthu komwe adachitako

Wamandasi
Wamandasi
6 years ago

Wapolisi adziopedwa, Chakwera laments rise of insecurity in the country now you expect the police to go soft on unruly people. I disagree. Shoot to kill must come into place. there are lots of civil societies that spearhead weakness in security. in view of staging and creating anarchy insecurity and vandalism. when we destroy our economy, that’s where the white loan shark comes in with a helping hand. in such way our poverty continues while they recycle money and improve their economy on our expense.

think beyond your nose

kadamanja
6 years ago

ATENGELENI KU KHOTI, AMULIPILE BASI, APOLISI NDI MBULI, TANZANIA IKUBWERA , MWAKONZEKA? ZIPHWISI PHWIPIIPHWIIII MU OFFICE.

mzunzunde
mzunzunde
6 years ago

angotipha atimalize atsale iwowo.ma practicals afuna apangile pa amalawi osalakwa

concerned citizen
concerned citizen
6 years ago

a malawi anzanga ndizomwe tinafuna izi.tidzikhala ngati alendo dziko mwathu?

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