APAM demands action after MHRC report implicates police officers

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The Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) is demanding action on people named as suspects in the Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) Report over the murder of Buleya Lule in police custody.

The MHRC report recommends that some five senior police officers should be probed in connection with the death of Lule.

The five police officers include Paul Chipole, Ikram Malata, Evalista Chisale, Ronnex Kapesa and Mervin Gama.

The report further recommends that four other unnamed police officers who escorted Lule to court should also face criminal investigations.

According to Ian Simbota who is Deputy Secretary General at APAM, though the release of the report is positive, action needs to be taken.

“Up to now Goodson Makanjira is still missing, so we are hoping that this report will lead us to the truth so we all know what exactly happened to the boy,” Simbota added.

Lule died in police custody in February this year, after being arrested in connection with the disappearance of a boy with albinism in Dedza district.

He died hours after appearing in court and a post-mortem report indicates that he was strangled to death. News of his death was received by a lot of criticism from the public as Lule became the third suspect of an albino abduction to die during investigations.

 

 

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