Malawi: Journalist threatened and harassed: Gregory Gondwe

Journalist Gregory Gondwe has gone into hiding following his investigative report on the Malawi Defence Force’s dealings with a businessman who is under investigation for corruption. Following the publication of his report on 29 January, Gregory Gondwe was alerted by “top government officials” that the Malawi Defence Force intended to arrest him for “endangering state security and detain him incommunicado unless he revealed his sources for the report. The Malawi authorities must guarantee and ensure the safety and security of Gregory Gondwe and other journalists in the country and respect, protect, promote and fulfil the human rights of everyone including the right to freedom of expression and press freedom.

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