Kabimba Fails to Address Declining Human Rights Record in Zambia

By IAfrica
In Zambia
Aug 16th, 2014

KabimbaJustice Minister Wynter Kabimba has doggedly responded to human rights abuse claims in Zambia by Amnesty International by saying they should pinpoint specifics before he could respond.

The globally respected rights body has revealed in its latest report that rights abuse have become rampant in Zambia and has urged the Southern Africa Development Community to censure countries like Zambia.

Under the Patriotic Front government, some rights have been frozen out like the right to assembly where the Public Order Act is used by the ruling party to deny the opposition and civil society from holding demonstrations and also the incessant arrest of opposition political party leaders with the violence by political party cadres against opponents on an upward trajectory.

“It is difficult for me to comment in the absence of details that is a blanket statement,” Kabimba said.

“But I don’t know what they mean, I can only comment if they give us details in areas in which the issue of human rights has been a major concern if they want let them give us details then we will comment.”

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