The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) is gravely perturbed by the continued degeneration of law and order in Zambia being exhibited in the run up to the general elections. In particular, LAZ would like to comment on the following recent events:
- The 1st July 2016 raid of the United Party for National Development (UPND) by police officers on account of an undisclosed complaint, purportedly from a member of the public;
- The 7th July 2016 police raid on Mipal Printers and Confiscation of numerous copies of The Post Newspaper; and
- The 8th July shooting of UPND protesters in Lusaka’s Kanyama and Chawama townships by police officers following the cancellation of UPND rallies in those areas, which lead to the regrettable death of a woman.
With regard to the raid on the UPND offices and the raid of Mipal Printers, LAZ is concerned that these attacks appear to be politically motivated and targeted at organisations that are perceived……
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