• Sanctions Needed against PF Officials



    The CDDR is seeking assistance from foreign governments to impose limited, targeted sanctions against government officials responsible for violence.

  • Embassies Should Remain Vigilant



    The CDDR writes an open letter requesting foreign embassies not to support the "one-party state subsidy."

  • Commonwealth Urged to Investigate Zambia



    The CDDR has launched a comprehensive report demanding action. Read more here.

  • CDDR Writes to Sata



    The CDDR is calling on the Zambian government to halt the unlawful persecution of the political opposition. Read the full letter here.

  • Civil Rights Under Attack



    Repressive actions by Zambian police target opposition parties; violate rights to free and fair association. Read the latest alleged violations here.

Video: Zambian Government Must Halt Incitement of Violence

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The following video contains recordings of Zambian President Michael Sata ordering the army to go to Lukula in Western Province to fire upon Zambian citizens, as well as footage of Minister of Justice Wynter Kabimba rousing the cadres to engage in violence during the last campaign, and the footage from Judge Ngoma’s public assault against …

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Civil Society Groups Request Review of Human Rights in Zambia

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ZAMBIA’S CIVIL SOCIETY ASKS ZAMBIA’S HUMAN RIGHTS BODY AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO REVIEW ZAMBIA’S HUMAN RIGHTS RECORDS AND DENOUNCE THE VIOLATIONS BY THE ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT Lusaka, Wednesday, 27 February 2013: AS the Zambia Police arrest and charge Zambia’s opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, seven (7) Civil Society Organisations in Zambia have called upon the Zambia’s Human …

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Commonwealth Begins Investigating Zambia Petition

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The following report was published by Voice of America: An official of the Secretariat of the Commonwealth of Nations says the organization has received a petition from a Zambia group calling for the temporary suspension of the southern African country. Victory Holdsworth says the secretariat has put together a team to review the petition. “We …

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