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2021 US Human Rights Report details gross violations under PF rule

Feature Politics 2021 US Human Rights Report details gross violations under PF rule

The United States’s 2021 Zambia Human Rights report has highlighted massive human right violations and criminalities in the run up to the August, 12, 2021 general elections under the PF administration.

The report also reveals that impunity before the August 12 elections was a problem because perpetrators affiliated to the PF or serving in government were either not prosecuted for serious crimes and if prosecuted, they were acquitted or released after serving small fractions of prison sentences.

Significant human rights issues included credible reports of: unlawful or arbitrary killings, including extrajudicial killings by government agents; torture and cases of cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment by police; harsh and life-threatening prison conditions; serious restrictions on free expression online and in the media and the press among others.

Prior to his election in August 2021, Hakainde Hichilema was a major opponent of Lungu, the president of Zambia from 2015 to 2021.

In April 2017, Mr. Hichilema was arrested and charged with treason, a move that was seen as an illegitimate act by Mr. Lungu to silence a political rival.

The arrest and charge were widely condemned, with protests held in Zambia and abroad, demanding Mr. Hichilema’s release and condemning the increasing authoritarianism of Lungu’s regime.

22 COMMENTS

  1. And you STILL don’t want to arrest Edgar China Lungu……? What more do you need???

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  2. And while you’re going to collect Edgar China Lungu, why don’t you pick up GL, CK, GBM, KZ and all the other criminal PF-ERS…?

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  3. Rubbish, America is the only country to codify torture and detain people indefinitely without trail at Guantanamo bay. ?t systematically kills black people in large numbers using the police. And indiscriminately locks them up disproportionally. ?t practices institutional racism and invades other countries based on lies and there’s no accountability. ?t’s last elections were a sham with accusations of a stolen election. Take your stupid report back and stuff it. You are morally bankrupt to be lecturing others.

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  4. It would be interesting to detail and itemize the list of extra judicial killings. We know what happened in the Philippines but the US kept quiet. Looking at the story it’s all about Mr Hakainde’s detention and without mentioning what lead to his detention.

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  5. Rubbish, America is the only country to codify torture and detain people indefinitely without trail at Guantanamo bay. ?t systematically kills black people in large numbers using the police. And indiscriminately locks them up disproportionally. ?t practices institutional racism and invades other countries based on lies and there’s no accountability. Take your stupid report back and stuff it. You are morally bankrupt to be lecturing others.

  6. AS usual Deja Vu will deflect when they are talking about his beloved party and his collegues in Pay Forward Party

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  7. Rubbish! Who appointed USA judge over Zambia? We’re by far better than America. Blacks are slaughtered like inswa every day and the govt does very little to prevent the recurrence of the problem. The Human Rights abuses under United Pungwas for National Disaster (UPND) govt for 2022 will be swept under the carpet since their blue eyed boy is in State House or is it Community House.

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  8. Deja Vu – So what led to HH7’s detention and was it justified for him to be sent to maximum prison? Why are you always deflecting and covering for thieves and misrule by the Pay Forward Party…you must share the same traits.

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  9. Hahaha USA where black people are killed by police everyday for being black. USA where school children are shot because guns are a human right? USA which invades sovereign states for its own interests? My friends shove that report up your stinky fat American backsides. Motherfarkaz

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  10. @Tarino Orange….. I won’t waste time but I will just challenge you to drive along the presidential motorcade and overtake it. Then come and tell me the outcome. There’s no deflection here. The report has quadrupled the misdeeds of the PF. If it’s true why didn’t they take Lungu to the Hague as they have always done. Chances this report doesn’t even exist.

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  11. @ Tarino Orange by the way is it a sin not to belong to the Upnd? I thought 1991 we fought for freedom to choose which party one wants. Your habit of labeling anyone with different views as PF is very primitive. I feel the hardships not because I am PF (according to you), but because things are expensive. Fuel again has been increased by 80ngwee, I don’t have to be PF to feel the effect.

  12. The PF era was the saddest chapter in Zambia’s history…
    We as Zambians will always remember that… the corruption,killings,impunity of PF thugs was just sickening.
    So how do you rebrand a party like PF ??? the answer is PF is beyond redemption,it should simply be consigned to the dustbin of Zambian political history…period !!!

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  13. A USELESS TOPIC TO DEBATE AS WE ALL KNOW WHAT WENT ON DURING THE PF ERA
    AND THE ONLY REASON LUSAKA TIMES IS PUTTING ON HERE IS TO CAUSE A FEEDING FRENZY THUS INCREASED READERSHIP
    BECAUSE WE DONT ALLOW OR FOLLOW HUMAN RIGHTS THIS IS THE OUTCOME

  14. Please can someone itemise the list of the political killings, we want to know. This is a fake report written by UPND morons.

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  15. And that is the reason we say, PeF should NEVER be allowed into power again, because it was led by a group of a few cRiminals, until they are weeded off PeF and the real and normal people get to lead it. Unfortunately, I dont see anyone from the current list of aspiring candidates for PeF presidency.
    ANYWAY, the bar has been set so high, that I don’t think Zambians will ever allow anything similar to what they went through during PeF era.

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  16. Your comment is awaiting moderation
    AND THE ONLY REASON LUSAKA TIMES IS PUTTING ON HERE IS TO CAUSE A FEEDING FRENZY THUS INCREASED READERSHIP

  17. HaHahahah kikikikiki, Defenders of thieves and plunderers relatives scampering like possessed by evil spirits upon reading US Human Rights report.
    Its the current Zambian government that has investigated and arrested some of these thieves. Wait, more arrests to be made and recovery of stolen assets will continue. Next will visit your relatives in jail

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  18. The people that make these reports don’t think properly. It seems they want to promote HH’s careless stunts in Mongu. If any politicians today repeated what happened in Mongu that will be the end of his existence in Zambia. If you want to see who Bally really is, ask Sean Tembo to try what HH did in Mongu. My condolences to the family in advance.

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