THE Non-governmental Gender Organisations’ Coordinating Council has expressed concern over the prolonged detention of suspects in correctional facilities and has since called on the Judiciary to speedily hear their cases. In a statement, Friday, NGOCC executive director Anne Mbewe said her organisation was concerned with the many suspects spending months and years incarcerated without being tried by the courts. “The Non-governmental Gender Organisations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) is concerned with the prolonged detentions of suspects in correctional facilities across the country because of the administrative and other challenges in the judiciary. We have noted with concern that suspects are spending years in detention because of the delayed hearing of their cases by the justice system of our country. While high profile…...

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