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Human Rights Commission Decries Incidents of Violence in Campaigns

UPND-Red LinsoThe Human Right Commission is gravely saddened by reported cases of electoral violence.

Commission Director Florence Chibwesha says political violence tames democracy and muffles dissenting views.

Chibwesha says with only six days to go before the presidential elections, the Human Rights Commission is calling on political parties and their supporters tHRC logoo desist from engaging in violence, coercion and intimidation as it has the potential of increasing voter apathy and threatens all eligible Zambians from exercising their right to vote for the party of their choice on 20 January, 2015.

Chibwesha says the Commission calls upon all political party leaders to ensure that their supporters end intimidation and violence that threaten the peaceful and free elections and the lives of citizens.

She says the Commission urges tolerance for rivalry and divergent views in which political election campaigns are taking place.

The Human Rights Commission Director Florence has called on the Police officers to be vigilant and act swiftly to ensure that perpetrators of electoral violence are brought to book.

6 Comments

  1. PF member

    In case the Human Right orgainisation does not know the key cause of violence. Edgar Lungu and PF are the worst calprit.
    Please Zambians dont hit around the bush just say Edgar Lungu should be jailed for being the ring leader.

  2. 666

    It’s the wounded zTonga Bull fighting for it’s last chance to survive a political meltdown thst is responsible for the violence.

  3. wisdom kalango

    @666 You are out of your mind. How on earth do you bring such unfounded accusations against a man who intends to do good for all Zambians. Have you ever heard him incite a crowd like Lungu did the other day? I challenge you to quote him. Your Chagwa has been quoted many times issuing threats and that is kept as evidence w

  4. wisdom kalango

    when time of trial comes. Please remind him that one day he will be called upon to account.

  5. BRIGHTON SIMA

    LUNGU STUPIT BOY.WHO DOESNT KNOW HOW TO TAKE CARE OF HIM SELF.VERY DIRT BOY.HIS NOT EVEN SUITING IN THAT OFFICE.IF YOU DONT SEE THAT,EVEN YOU HIS SUPPOTERS YOU RE SAME.

  6. NONOSENSE

    JEROURS PIPO PIPO WIILL NOT DO ANYTHING

    ELSE VIVA H H

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