Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has expressed dismay with increased rate of alleged excessive use of force, torture and summary execution of suspects by police in the country.
Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) says report on what caused the death of two people at Bvumbwe in Thyolo district where irate communities also set alight the Police Unit will be out this month.
Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) says it has taken a holistic approach in its investigations to establish the root cause of what led to the death of two people at Bvumbwe Police Unit where angry communities clashed with police.
Judiciary is yet to set date for hearing of an application by the Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) which is seeking vacation of an injunction obtained by Kalibu Academy.
Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) and Center for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) say police must re-arrest Mahomed Hannif.
Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has implored on media in the country to be professional in the way they conduct their duties ahead of the Fresh Presidential Election.
The Malawi Human Rights Commission says police who were deployed to quell unrest at Msundwe in Lilongwe on 8 October were not properly prepared for the task which led to failure to withstand pressure from angry people, subsequently leading to death Superintendent Usuman Imedi.
The Malawi Human Rights Commission has admitted that the country is fairing badly on human rights issues.
MHRC executive secretary David Nungu said this on Monday, as Malawi and the rest of the world commemorates World Human Rights Day on 10 December in Lilongwe.
Speaking ahead of the day, Nungu said that like in most countries, the youth in the country top the list in having their rights abused.
“It has not been well for Malawi this year on issues to do with respect for human rights for especially the youths,” said Nungu.
Nungu said the need for special focus on the country’s youthful population is because they are lacking in many basic needs.
Said Nungu, “The youths are lacking in their basic needs like jobs, and have little knowledge about human rights issues hence falling victim.”
This year the day marks 71 years since the world adopted the universal declaration of human rights.
Although years have gone by, stakeholders observe that the youth remain less empowered on human rights issues hence the theme for this year focusing on this population group, “Youth Up for Human Rights”
The main event to mark the day is scheduled for Bingu National Stadium in Lilongwe.