Lesotho: Suspension of chief justice undermines rule of law and judicial independence

Index Number: AFR 33/9100/2018

King Letsie III suspended Chief Justice Nthomeng Majara on 12 September 2018 with immediate effect following a recommendation by Prime Minister Thomas Thabane. The suspension of Majara by King Letsie III is considered to be politically motivated by civil society organisations in the country.

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