Zambia: Further information on fear of arbitrary arrest / fear of torture and new concern: Torture

Index Number: AFR 63/012/1997

Dean Mung’omba, President of the Zambia Democratic congress (ZDC), and new names: Captain Stephen Lungu, Captain Jack Chiti, Major Bilex Mutale, Major Bellington Mukoma, Captain Musonda, Major Kanga and 27 others: Dean Mung’omba has been tortured since his arrest and was denied food and water until his court appearance on 4 November. Captain Stephen Lungu was also tortured. Mung’omba was granted an appeal on 5 November for medical treatment. He is now kept in Lusaka Central Prison until a further hearing on 12 November. The whereabouts of the others are unknown.

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