The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) yesterday held a Freedom March in Lilongwe to mark this year’s World Human Rights Day, leading Malawians to demand for the protection of their rights.
High court judge, Dingiswayo Madise, has appealed to his pears in the justice system and magistrates to visit the country’s prisons to assess the situation which is leading to overcrowding of inmates in the correctional facilities.
A High Court judge Tuesday reminded fellow judges and court magistrates of their mandate to periodically go to prisons, physically, to appreciate justice concerns of inmates.
Prisoners at Maula prison have bemoaned the conditions of their facility and their rights in general.
Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) says Malawi is far from fruition of human rights as political leaders in the country are intolerant and choice of leaders is influencing by political needs.
Delivery of justice is being obstructed by inadequate numbers of magistrates in Ntcheu district.