Don’t use force, human rights commission urges the police

Written by on July 27, 2021

The Human Right Commission has expressed concern that the use of force by police on political players abrogating the electoral code of conduct and covid19 regulations has the potential to be misunderstood for police brutality.

Yesterday Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja directed police officers to use force on all political party leaders that are deliberately abrogating the electoral code of conduct and covid19 regulations under the guise of distributing face masks.

Human Rights Commission spokesperson Mwelwa Muleya says the use of force by the police has resulted into grave violation of human rights such as the right to life through extra-judicial killings, the right to protection against cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

Mr. Muleya has since advised the police officers to operate within the provisions of the law.


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