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Further information on UA 329/92 (AFR 36/40/92, 22 October and follow-up AFR 36/41/92, 4 November) - Malawi: death in custody of prisoner of conscience / legal concern: Orton Chirwa, Vera Chirwa, Reverend Aaron Longwe, a schoolboy and a school receptionis

, Index number: AFR 36/044/1992

Vera Chirwa, 60-year-old prisoner of conscience and widow of Orton Chirwa, also a prisoner of conscience, who died on 20 October 1992, has been allowed to receive a visit from her children, who were visiting Malawi for the funeral of their father. In a previous follow-up to this Urgent Action (AFR 36/42/92) it was stated that the funeral had passed off peacefully. AI has since learned that, although the ceremony itself was peaceful, youths reportedly beat to death a person who had allegedly tried to throw a grenade at a vehicle carrying members of the Chirwa family.

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