Nsundwe anti-Ansah protesters remain in prisons: HRDC ask police to review cases

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) officials on Thursday met the Inspector General of police and his team in Lilongwe to discuss the fate of some anti-Jane Ansah protesters who remain in prisons a month after the fall of the Democratic Progressive Party led government.

Nsundwe suspects

HRDC officials asked the the police IG George Kainja and his team to review cases of the arrests made during the anti Jane Ansah demonstration.

The suspects are facing various charges bordering on damage of both private and public property during the highly charged and emotional protests which the DPP said were aimed at bringing the Peter Mutharika administration down.

The call follows an observation that most of the suspects remain in prisons and are being denied bail.

This prompted the human rights grouping to facilitate mediation talks between the police and people of Nsundwe, an outskirt in Lilongwe, where most of the suspects come from.

The grouping’s National Coordinator Luke Tembo says should the matter be discussed properly, the image of police and people of Nsundwe will certainly wear a desirable face.

The call also comes as some police officers allegedly assaulted women in the township, an incident that drew bad blood between the two.

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JLMN
JLMN
10 months ago

HRDC would you please go back to the basics of your core values! am afraid you are slowly losing your track of being a watch dog.Stop dictating our Noble men in uniform!

Joseph Banda
Joseph Banda
10 months ago

Sorry wait a Minute! HRDC asks the Police to review OR to QUICKLY send these thugs to court? Why are you turning this country into a Banana republic?

Bob Finyeol9
Bob Finyeol9
10 months ago

Let them rot there. They destroyed people’s businesses.

Mwene
Mwene
10 months ago
Reply to  Bob Finyeol9

They had a good cause which has now been achieved. Therefore Release Them without charge.

William Chirwa
10 months ago

HRDC let the rule of law and court justice prevail negotiating with the police of cases already incourtaof law is tantamount to turning Malawi into the rule of the jungle. They were arrested yea during demos what ever aide they supported is immaterial the question is whilst doing the good work did they beak the law. If yes let the law the it’s course rather than you behaving ike another eh should I say cadet. Its shameful to influence the police to deal with cases where the wrong doers are government operatives or supporters because it will in the long… Read more »

Bwanali
Bwanali
10 months ago

Why should their be released? They vandalised property, stole if they really cared they would have had a civil protest, but they were selfish and thinking of their own pockets and stole. These guys must remain inside. People work hard, they have no right to come and loot and cause such nonsense

Pusi
Pusi
10 months ago

HRDC chonde tithandizeni ife amene ma shop athu komanso katundu wathu anaswedwa nthawi ya ma demo

Neurosurgery Prof
Neurosurgery Prof
10 months ago

Please release these true sons of the soil aka defenders of our freedom, lock up these white collar thieves instead.

ERUTU
ERUTU
10 months ago

Review cases please

Malawi belong to the citizens

These people should be released immediately, these people were protesting coz DPP and Jane Ansah stole their votes.So all political arrests that happened should be released immediately, MEC commissioners caused that.There is no case for them.Politicians should learn to respect what citizens has decided not twisting things with tippex.Realise them tomorrow morning.chisanko chomwe a wina atonse alliance palibe wapanga protests chifukwa chilungamo chinayenda ngati madzi.You can arrest the police officers who raped the women at msundwe.

Kumudzi
Kumudzi
10 months ago

HRDC why are you negotiating on their behalf.Analakwa they shud serve their sentence

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