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Malawi President Stands Firm on Refugees Relocation

Voa News 07 May 2021
Refugees and their advocates in Malawi have expressed alarm at President Lazarus Chakwera's defense of a plan to force about 2,000 people back into a refugee camp ... Malawi’s encampment policy prohibits refugees from staying outside their camp ... Chrispine Sibade, a human rights lawyer based in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe.

SADC extradition protocol irrelevant in Bushiri extradition case

Independent online (SA) 29 Apr 2021
RUSTENBERG – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) protocol on extradition which the South African government used in a request to Malawi will not be in proceedings against fugitive Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary, local media in that country reported.

DPP Withdrawal From MEC Commissioners Case Displeases MCP Lawyer

All Africa 28 Apr 2021
Lawyer Pempho Likongwe, representing the Malawi ...

Former Malawian presidential aide cleared of attempted murder charges

Independent online (SA) 16 Apr 2021
RUSTENBURG - Former Malawian presidential aide Norman Chisale has been cleared of attempted murder charges on Friday, Malawi media reported ... Lawyers for the Malawi Law Society, Human Rights Defenders Coalition and Association of Magistrates in Malawi asked the court to order the two to personally meet costs of the case.

Malawi police question journalist Watipaso Mzungu over article calling president ‘a joker’

CPJ 14 Apr 2021
On April 6, 2021, police in the Malawi capital of Lilongwe interrogated Watipaso Mzungu, the chief reporter of the privately owned news website Nyasa Times, about an article he published on April 2, according to the journalist, who spoke to CPJ via messaging app, and a report by his outlet.

US Catholics funded Malawi opponents of legal abortion in cases of rape

Open Democracy 30 Mar 2021
After condemning abortion reform as an imposition of “foreign cultures”, a religious group in Malawi took thousands of dollars in foreign cash ... “This is a health issue,” insisted Immaculate Maluza, president of Malawi’s Women Lawyers Association, but “most opposition is on religious and moral grounds, claiming this [bill] is a Western thing.”.

Malawi police ordered to pay damages to women who say officers raped them

The Observer 11 Mar 2021
The supreme court of Malawi has ordered that police authorities pay compensation to 18 women allegedly raped by officers during post-election violence two years ago ... Last year the Women Lawyers Association of Malawi filed a legal complaint against the police over failure to take action against officers accused of the attacks.

Ansah, Muhara, Kaphale Shamed in Ombudsman Report

All Africa 06 Mar 2021
Ombudsman Martha Chizuma on Thursday released a report titled 'Upholding Professionalism,' an ...

Bushiris obtain court interdict preventing Malawian police from arresting them, lawyer says

News24 23 Feb 2021
Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary Bushiri have obtained a court interdict in the High Court of Malawi preventing police from arresting them before their next court appearance, their lawyer says ... .

Malawi President Announces Strict Measures Against Perpetrators of Gender-Based Violence

Voa News 10 Dec 2020
Malawi's President Lazarus Chakwera has announced plans for stiffer penalties against those who commit gender-based violence, after a jump in cases during the pandemic ... Immaculate Maluza, president for Women Lawyers Association in Malawi, says attitudes toward gender-based violence must change.

Malawi Court Frees Preacher Bushiri After Deeming His Arrest Illegal

Voa News 20 Nov 2020
A court in Malawi has freed a self-proclaimed prophet wanted in South Africa for theft, money laundering, and fraud ... During a bail application hearing Thursday in Lilongwe, state lawyer Steve Kayuni said the couple should remain in custody for 30 days as Malawi’s government awaits a formal extradition request from South African government.

Four lawyers withdraw from fugitive Bushiris’ bail bid in Malawi

Independent online (SA) 19 Nov 2020
Rustenburg – Four lawyers have withdrawn from representing fraud accused Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary, in a bail bid in a Malawian court, local media reported ... Wapona Kita, believed to be one of the best lawyers in Malawi, will represent them when they bring their bail application at the Lilongwe Magistrate's Court.