UPND vindicated by US Human Rights report on Zambia-HH

hakainde hichilema
hakainde hichilema
UPND president Hakainde Hichilema says his party feels vindicated that its concerns with regards to the respect of human rights by the PF government have been highlighted by the 2013 US Human Rights report for Zambia.

The 2013 US Human Rights Practices in Zambia has outlined a number of human rights concerns including restriction to the freedom to assemble and several attempts to stifle freedom of speech.

Mr. Hichilema says he is happy that what his party and other opposition political parties had earlier reported to the Commonwealth is now being revealed by the US government.

The UPND leader says the report is a further confirmation that there are no human rights in Zambia and that the rule of law has allegedly broken down under the PF government.

He says from the report it is also clear that the PF government is allegedly brutal and dictatorial.

Meanwhile when contacted for a comment on how government viewed concern of restriction to the freedom to assemble which the US Human Rights Practices in Zambia report has brought out, Home Affairs Minister Ngosa Simbyakula declined to comment saying he had not yet studied the report.