PF writes to UN over alleged torture of Edgar Lungu’s barber

The opposition PF has written to the Workplace of the United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights over the alleged torture of former president Edgar Lungu’s barber Shebby Chilekwa while in police custody.

That is after photographs depicting proof of torture of Mr. Chilekwa emerged on social media.

PF Chairperson for Info Raphael Nakacinda stated in a letter to the UN Commitee on Torture primarily based in in Geneva, Switzerland dated seventh March 2022 that Mr. Chilekwa was tortured and handled in a degrading or inhuman method to the extent of him struggling to listen to and that he was passing blood.

Mr. Nakachinda charged that authorities has endorsed the stated torture and has failed, uncared for or in any other case ignored its obligation below the conference towards torture.

He alleged that authorities has not reacted to the stated torture not to mention punished the officers and even the cadres concerned who belong to the identical political celebration concerned within the acts.

Mr Nakachinda has since demanded that authorities ought to compensate Mr. Chilekwa for the torture he suffered.

“In view of the above I implore your good workplace to analyze this matter, take Zambia to activity and be sure that Shebby Chilekwa will get the safety he’s entitled to each below the conference towards torture and the Zambian Structure. Additional, I implore that the Honourable Courtroom ought to compel Zambia to accordingly compensate Shebby Chilekwa and his household for the torture he suffered,” he stated.

The Letter has been copied to to the Human Rights Fee in Zambia.

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