Some civil society organizations in the country have condemned the extrajudicial killing of a chief in Dedza on suspicion that he was practicing witchcraft.
The Human Right Defenders Coalition (HRDC) in the eastern region has joined Balaka community and the civil society in demanding speedy trial of alleged drug theft at the district hospital.
Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has bemoaned delay by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to investigate alleged corrupt practices which the Coalition has been reporting to the Bureau.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) says is giving priority to complaints as they come according to relevance.
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.