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Further information on UA 340/92 (AFR 36/42/92, 4 November) - Malawi: legal concern / fear of torture / possible extrajudicial execution: Ulaya (first name not known) and ten other supporters of the Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) and new names: Chakufwa C

, Index number: AFR 36/043/1992

Unidentified assailants attacked a car carrying Chakufwa Chihana, trade union official and President of AFORD, and his lawyer, Bazuka Mhango, as they were leaving the High Court in Lilongwe on 4 November 1992. Mr Chihana is on trial for sedition, allegedly contained in speeches he made calling for the introduction of a multi-party political system in Malawi. AFORD supporters arrested on 2 November 1992 appear still to be detained without trial. AFORD has stated that the Minister of Health has announced that the government has banned the organization.

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