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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Video: Zambian Police Beat and Teargas Opposition Protesters

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The following is an edited excerpt from the Commonwealth Report explaining the circumstances of the video contained below: According to the 2009 Affirmation of Commonwealth Values and Principles, member states must uphold “the inalienable right of the individual to participate by means of free and democratic political processes in shaping the society in which they …

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Forbes Highlights Collapse of Democracy in Zambia

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The U.S. magazine Forbes has published a lengthy article investigating recent violations of political freedoms in Zambia, highlighting the application by the Coalition for the Defence of Democratic Rights to the Commonwealth requesting the provisional suspension of Zambia from the grouping pending an independent investigation. An excerpt of the article follows: Opposition figures complain that …

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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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