torture

Malawi police will be investigated for suspect's torture death

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Goodson Fanizo, 14, a Malawian child with albinism, was abducted on 13 February 2019. Although six suspects were picked up by police, neither the child nor his body has yet been found. However, one of the last of the suspects to be arrested, Buleya Lule, 44, died just days after he was taken into custody by police.

Challenging culture of impunity in Kenya

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The solemn opening remarks by Judges John Mativo and Pauline Nyamweya signaled the gravity of the decision they were about to give and the horrors the case would disclose: torture, unlawful abduction, years in illicit detention, lives wrecked, bodies broken.

Law is the “bloodline of every nation”, the judges said. “The end of law is justice. It gives justice meaning.” It was a shield or refuge from misery, oppression and injustice.

Law society meets with Chief Justice over torture, crackdown in Zimbabwe

[Photo Philimon Reuters]

As the brutal government crackdown continues in Zimbabwe, against protesters and anyone suspected of being in opposition to the ruling party, official presidential spokesperson George Charamba told the media that the opposition Movement for Democratic Change was to blame for the sharp increase in violence that has marked the last few weeks in Zimbabwe. He also said that the brutality experienced by the people of the country was just a “foretaste of things to come”.

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