Zambian Government’s Banning of Opposition Rally Unlawful, says CDDR

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The announcement that Inspector-General of Police Stella Libongani had issued orders refusing to grant permission for a joint opposition rally represents an unlawful violation of the Zambian peoples’ right to free and fair assembly, said the Coalition for the Defence of Democratic Rights (CDDR). The combined opposition rally, which is planned take place in the …

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Political Crisis in Zambia Worsened by Arrests of Key Opposition Figures, says Robert Amsterdam

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The Zambian government of President Michael Sata has violated local and international law with the December 10th arrest of opposition leader Nevers Mumba, according to a legal defence alliance. Under the United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), to which Zambia has been a State Party since 1984, the unlawful jailing of …

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Sata Abuses Public Order Act to Arrest MMD Members

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Some MMD NEC members including the two vice presidents were this afternoon detained by Zambia police when they went to Lusaka’s Chipata market in Mandevu to mingle with the marketers in the area. The MMD officials who included vice-president for Administration Michael Kaingu were intercepted by Zambia Police under the now dreaded Public Order Act …

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Zambia Govt Accused of Orchestrating Divisions in Opposition

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A senior UPND member, Douglas Siakalima, has blamed the Patriotic Front (PF) government of causing the confusion and turmoil that has continued to rock opposition MMD. Mr. Siakalima said that the (PF) government should not be spared for creating the prevailing wrangles in the MMD because of its determination to swallow the former ruling party. …

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CDDR Deplores President Sata’s Double Standards on Anti-Corruption

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Following controversial comments made by Zambian President Michael Sata today, the Coalition for the Defence of Democratic Rights (CDDR) strongly condemns the Patriotic Front government for practising double standards on anti-corruption issues. Speaking at an event today, President Sata gave direct instructions to the Anti-Corruption Commission Director General Rosewin Wandi to give preferential treatment to …

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