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Human Rights commission elated with President Hichilema’s directive to Police

General News Human Rights commission elated with President Hichilema's directive to Police

The Human Rights commission is elated with President Hichilema’s directive to the police to ensure thorough investigations are carried out before arresting suspects.

Human Rights commission Chairperson Mudford Mwandenga said President Hichilema has set a clear national agenda for respect of human rights.

He said the commission is also pleased with the President’s pronouncement that police must not hesitate to grant bond for bondable offences to guard against the violation of human rights.

Mr. Mwandenga said the move is consistent with Section 33 of the Criminal Procedure Code Act, which stipulates that suspects arrested must be taken to court within 24 hours or be granted police bond.

He said the commission is looking forward to seeing the Presidential directives implemented by the Law Enforcement Agencies.

The Human Rights Commission Chairperson further commended President Hichilema for advising the courts to uphold the constitutional right of accused persons by considering granting them bail with relaxed conditions.

Mr. Mwandenga said institutions involved in the administration of the criminal justice system have an obligation to uphold the rule of law, constitutionalism and human rights.

21 COMMENTS

  1. We are looking for better times then those of PLM , where noise makers and critics are reduced one man protests on street corners holding placards ………

    No will take notice of them…….People will be too preoccupied with working and improving their lot…..

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  2. Thank you Mr President ! As a victim of Police brutality yourself – false treason imprisonment, 15 arrests, Torture, Tear gassing ..etc , I understand how passionate you should be on this issue. Kindly ensure none of the Politicians goes through that treatment.

    God bless you.

  3. One would forgive Lungu for the state of the economy as he was not an economist,but what his excuse for the breakdown in the rule of law?

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  4. @ mailon
    The moron even claimed to be a top law student…
    The must be some credence to people who say he actually stole someone identity. The last 5 years have not made sense for someone who claims to be a lawyer

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  5. Normalcy is returning to the country. Time of living in fear is over. We still have a duty to hold the new govt accountable should we see a slide back into the practices of the previous govt. It is important to re-orient the police service again to understand their role taken under oath: to protect citizens and their property. Not to harass them even when they contravene a law. Important to serve justice fairly. Good times seems to be coming ahead!

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  6. Thank you Mr President ! As a victim of Police brutality yourself – false treason imprisonment, 15 arrests, Torture, Tear gassing ..etc , I understand how passionate you should be on this issue. Kindly ensure none of the Politicians goes through that treatment.

    God bless you.

  7. HUMAN RIGHT : What’s is it all about it ? why ha sit become atopic of the day nowadays. Whom does it protect ? and why ? there’s something behind all this .human right its not of what you think .let us wait and see what’s behind human rights .

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  8. Diverting attention will now be the order of the day…..start creating Jobs for the youths….so HH was just blowing hot air….blah blah…free education…fertilizer at K200 from K600….boza….now HH has accomplished his mission he cares less about Forward and he has hammered the Zambian Diaspora community very hard…hahahaha the devil you know is better than an Angel you don’t know….America is already missing Trump..
    and very soon you will start missing Lungu

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  9. Why would President start his speech by saying, “What a day to called a Zambian”?
    Really something good has happened in Zambia visibly seen by the international community. Lungu was very mediocre guys Big time and all his followers alike

  10. Kaizar Zulu noti ifyo….stop throwing a wet towel on good tidings. If you love lawlessness like in your fallen regime then take a trip to Afghanistan n let us know how you like it.Viva President HH.

  11. Kaizer is so bitter. Wait until all is grabbed from you, even all what you have hidden in Dubai, SA etc. we will follow them.

  12. HH please bring something new on the table wich will catapult lives of Zambians to the betterment point,leka ivo we know were you are riding to, you are doing this because you know very well that your hands are not clean.

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