The Human Rights Commission (HRC) commends the Vice-President Mr. Guy Scott for the bold step taken to visit Mukobeko Maximum Security Prison in Kabwe recently.
Acting HRC Chairperson Mr. Palan Mulonda said the visit was a sign that the Government was concerned about the horrible conditions in prisons and willing to take corrective measures to find a lasting solution.
I wish to quote paragraph 7 of the Zambia Episcopal Conference’s Pastoral Letter, which was issued on January 27, 2013, which paragraph relates to Human Rights.
In the first two weeks of 2011, there were regular reports in the media, particularly in the tabloid press, to the effect that certain organizations and groupings in Western Province were promoting secession.
The year just ended was not the easiest, nay the most exciting in terms of human rights. As a commission we started the year in real bad taste and got ourselves into a lot of trouble because of the way we reacted to the trouble in Mongu that started on January 14. Police and the locals clashed over a planned meeting that the former did not want to go ahead because, according to them, the organizers were planning secession for the Western Province.
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The mission of the Human Rights Commission is to promote and protect human rights for all people in Zambia through investigations of human rights violations, rehabilitation of victims of human rights abuses, education of communities and advocacy for policy and legal changes influenced by evidence based research
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