Amnesty International’s Secretary General Salil Shetty will visit Zambia between 15 and 18 October 2017.
During his visit, he will hold discussions with President Edgar Lungu on human rights, as well as meeting lawyers, civil society leaders and communities affected by human rights violations.
Zambia is still recovering from last year’s August election, which left the country polarised.
“Historically, Zambia has been known for its political tolerance and respect for human rights. It was home to former liberation fighters, including South Africa’s under apartheid” said Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General.
“Just like with any country facing human rights challenges, during my visit I will remind authorities, including President Edgar Lungu, of their human rights obligations,” said Salil Shetty.
Salil Shetty will conclude his visit with a press conference.