Human Rights Defenders tell Zambia to cease judicial harassment

Human Rights Defenders tell Zambia to cease judicial harassment


Front Line Defenders or The International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders,  an Irish-based human rights organisation has called for quashing of the 6 year jail sentence against Gregory Chifire.

And Front Line Defenders has listed Chifire as one of the Human Rights Defenders in the world facing imprisonments, deaths from their respective governments for taking a stand against corruption.

Front Line Defenders condemned the sentence against Gregory Chifire saying its part of wider efforts by the Zambian authorities to target human rights defenders in the country who expose corruption and seek to hold officials to account.

Front Line Defenders urged the authorities in Zambia to:

1. Immediately release Gregory Chifire and quash the sentence against him;

2. Cease targeting all human rights defenders in all circumstances so that they are able to carry out their legitimate human rights activities without fear of reprisals and free of all restrictions including judicial harassment. 

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    jimmy shaba 2 weeks ago


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    Blago 2 weeks ago

    You send a person to jail, for simply criticizing government? Unless you know you’re a thief.

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    ANTONIO MWANZA 2 weeks ago

    presidential powers munyelo yako

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    Jimmy shaba – You are very shallow. Between Chifire and Kaizer Zulu who deserves to go to jail we mbwa we. This is the worst form of embarrassment to this judiciary.

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    MATAKO KUBABA 2 weeks ago

    atase ati human rights defender mbolo yako mufana uzamiziba yesu on Christmas day we take you pa ka mpelwa kakakakakakakakakakaka

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    Jimmy shaba 2 weeks ago

    Chifire deserves it

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    Chilankalipa 2 weeks ago

    The ones who are supposed to be behind bars are the ones harassing the innocent! What a pathetic country!

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    Kaskas 2 weeks ago

    That’s the problem when you have a humble thieving lawyer as a president.