The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has endorsed demonstrations by some lawyers aimed at forcing the Executive arm of government to respect the Judiciary following an avalanche of attacks on judges by the president and cabinet ministers.
Timothy Mtambo has resigned from the vocal Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) as chairperson and has formed a political pressure group.
The recent government crackdown on the HRDC leadership has attracted condemnation from an international human rights body, Amnesty International.
Police in Lilongwe have arrested executive members of the Human Rights Defenders Coalition, vice president Gift Trapence and Reverend MacDonald Sembereka on Sunday.
President Peter Mutharika has ordered the Malawi Defense Force (MDF) and the Malawi Police Services (MPS) to stop the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) led protests from shutting down the state house.
Parliament yesterday was forced into early adjournment after some legislators from government benches raised concerns over the presence of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) leaders in the visitors’ gallery.
The anti-Jane Ansah protesters have sealed offices of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) in their continued bid to force the Commission step down.
As the country await Constitutional Court Verdict, The vocal Human Rights Defenders Coalition has joined several stakeholders asking parties to the electoral case to respect the outcome and maintain peace thereafter.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has insisted will not rush into making public names of alleged judge shoppers in the high profile elections case prematurely.