Zambia Cracks Down on Freedoms

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Originally published in the Mail & Guardian: Opposition leaders arrested, youth meetings banned, political rallies blocked by riot police, allegations of judicial interference and ministerial corruption, smear campaigns in government media and threats and lawsuits against journalists are not part of the image most people have of Zambia, supposedly one of Africa’s most peaceful democracies. …

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Zambia Must Halt False Arrests of Journalists and Opposition Figures, says CDDR

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LONDON, January 9, 2013 – President Michael Sata and the Patriotic Front government of Zambia must immediately halt their unlawful arrests and prosecutions of journalists and opposition leaders, according to the Coalition for the Defence of Democratic Rights (CDDR). “These politically motivated arrests represent a campaign of intimidation that violates the rights of all Zambian …

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