GOVERNMENT has disputed findings in the Amnesty International Report suggesting that it is restricting freedoms of expression, association and assembly. And government says it is not unusual for organisations like Amnesty International to cause panic when they anticipate that an election outcome is not likely to suit their preferences. In a statement, Tuesday, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary Amos Malupenga said contrary to the assertion by Amnesty International, a vibrant civil society exists in Zambia, alongside a thriving independent media and an impartial judiciary. “Government has taken...

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