Activists faults govt on arrests of foreigners

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Human rights activists have faulted the Malawi government for its policy of jailing illegal immigrants.

The condemnation comes soon after reports in the media that Malawi locked up 119 Ethiopian illegal migrants in its prisons.

Victor Mhango

Mhango; Faults the policy.

According to a local non-governmental organisation, Centre for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (Chreaa), the Ethiopian migrants were detained at Maula, Dedza, and Ntchisi prisons in central Malawi.

The centre’s executive director Victor Mhango told the media on Tuesday that the number of migrants in the country is worrying.

“The number keeps changing with each passing day as a week hardly passes without arresting these illegal migrants. These are all Ethiopians,” he said.

According to the Malawi Human Rights Commission, in 2014 Malawi arrested 702 illegal immigrants and in 2015, 707 illegal immigrants were arrested.

While the lucky ones were deported, others ended up in prisons. Mhango said many illegal migrants were arrested in the northern part of Malawi but he sympathises with the Ethiopians who have been detained for about two years now.

Recently, government officials told the media that the government is keeping the illegal foreigners in jail in good faith and has no funds to deport them at the moment.

They also promised to deport all those jailed as soon as funds are available.

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  1. Ndilemba mchichewa kwa ineyo sindikuonapo vuto pakutsekeredwa kwawo akadakhara kuti ali ndiziphaso ndikadanena kuti alakwitsa alekeni apolisi agwire ntchito yawo

  2. This is totally rubish why can’t they find alternative way than jailing our fellow African? What if south African government said we r going to do the same to your citizens? Thousands of malawians r in RSA for green pasture bcz the government is failing it’s pipo sies man help these pipo please

  3. Zamatama kupangila kuwonela za anzanu eti ? Atuluseni ndipo muwapase aakzi akwatile; za chamba zimenezo mukusowa chakudya ; mdziko; makhwala ndi zina zotelo ndiye mungakhale ndi mafuta owatengela anthu amenewo pa ndenge kupita nawo kwawo???????

  4. I wish these activists could come out strong on a very crucial issue affecting safety and even loss of lives on the side of our beloved brothers and sisters with albinism first then these other issues follow.

  5. Mabungwe nanu taganizani mmene amatigwirira ku South Africa kutiponya ku Lindela ndiye ife basi kumawasiya kkkkkkkk Malawi sazatheka

  6. illegal immigrants, that’s it,ILLEGAL. They must face the law. Everybody knows mw is a poor country and our priorities are elsewhere.

  7. Are you trying to impress you financiers (Donors) that you are working tirelessly fighting for their rights. Stop this rot guys! our relatives are victimized at Rindeilla Prison in South Africa yet none of the human rights bodies be it here or there came out to accuse their govt let alone suing it. Mwatani kodi?

  8. Aaa ndiye mpaka 2 years kundende ngati ndi akuba?3 months is enough ndipo ngati pa 3 months po ndrama yowatumizila kwao mulibe osakawaika ku ma camp bwanji?amalawi mwatani kodi?satana ali mwainu ndi woopsatu ndipo mwavuta naye..inu mutagwidwa kwa eni ndikukakuponyani ndende ngati zanuzo munganve bwanji?ndipo dzikolo ndi la yehova namalenga lekani kuzunza ana amulungu popeza chilango chanu mkachilandila kumwamba

  9. Kumeneko ndiye kupusa kweni kweni aMalawi akumangidwa ku Zimbabwe nkumatha miyezi 4 mundende koma anali paulendo opita ku SA.Inu a Human rights ngati ali fodya wakuzunguzani,mupite ku Lindela mukaone aMalawi mmene akuzunzikira ndiye muzukamba zanu zopusazo.

  10. all actvicts pamnyero panu u foolsa,idiots y can’t we fight the killing of albinos ifenso takhala tikugwidwa maiko a eni,chenicheni mumafuna chani?ife za msete ai ife tikulimbana ndi ma activicts amzanu omwe akupha ma albino popanda chifukwa

  11. Thats why i always say these activists r dull in their heads,i don’t know what do they want in their activism,don’t they know how our fellow citizen r treated in other cntries?did they or do they say anything?do they know where these strange things,abduction of albinos z from?for their information do they know that its only in mw where foreigner enjoys freedom if any right?to hell these bastards.

  12. Malawi doesn’t have proper facilities 2 keep some1 in the cell for a long time. Ngati wa polisi ndi amakè akugona ndi njala ndiye akatsekela munthu amudyetsa chiyani? Ngati azibale awogwira munthu alibe bulangeti kumudzi kawo munthu amugwilayo amufunditsa chiyani?
    Arresting a person to protect ur nation is a wise thing but there are always terms and conditions 2b followed. The procedure states a certain period of time tht after such a period a person must be deported. Due 2 lack of funds foreigners are kept so long in the fells under hunger and poor conditions.
    Being a foreigner does not mean tht u are a criminal or a slave. People leave their countries coz of various reasons 2 seek green pastures in other countries. Not all are criminals, if government can’t manage 2 deport them then why keeping them in jail?Free them coz they are also human beings who need fresh air.

  13. So why these fuck human rights they keep quit about malawians who stay in lindela , they stay there long tym and there many malawian , what is special of these ethiopians? They must arrested all ,other we gonna cum there to deal with them ,,, continue arrest them so that they must have documents also lyk us

  14. Good activist! We r all one guys lets just keep them to their refgee camps not jailing them. But dont toralate them to b wondering around!

  15. That’s a good decision that gvt is doing bkz our friends are also persecuted in the neighboring country pitilizani kutero boma kodi amabungwe kuyikira kumbuyo ndiwobwera omwe ife tikunzunzidwa mayiko awo.

  16. That’s a good decision that gvt is doing bkz our friends are also persecuted in the neighboring country pitilizani kutero boma kodi amabungwe kuyikira kumbuyo ndiwobwera omwe ife tikunzunzidwa mayiko awo.

  17. Amwene anthu amene aja kuno sikwawo ku Jons a Malawi akuwola mu Lindela KUPUSA BASI inu mukufuna kutchuka heheheheheheehehehehehehehehheheheekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.Pezani ntchito muzigwira basi not kupeza mchere ndi nkhani za bwemba ngati zimenezi

  18. Amwene anthu amene aja kuno sikwawo ku Jons a Malawi akuwola mu Lindela KUPUSA BASI inu mukufuna kutchuka heheheheheheehehehehehehehehheheheekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk.Pezani ntchito muzigwira basi not kupeza mchere ndi nkhani za bwemba ngati zimenezi

  19. Illegal wachani apa? Munthu ataponya miyala isanu pagulu la anthu 15 mu johanasburg ku SA, atatu la anthu avulazidwa akhala amalawi. Koma opanda mapepala owayeneleza kukhala ndikomo. Ndiye mmalo moti mziwonetsa moyo wachifundo kuti anzanu nawonso azikumverani chifundo,inu kuzikonda tho chonsecho nsabwe zili nyalakata. Shupiti zanu

  20. Illegal wachani apa? Munthu ataponya miyala isanu pagulu la anthu 15 mu johanasburg ku SA, atatu la anthu avulazidwa akhala amalawi. Koma opanda mapepala owayeneleza kukhala ndikomo. Ndiye mmalo moti mziwonetsa moyo wachifundo kuti anzanu nawonso azikumverani chifundo,inu kuzikonda tho chonsecho nsabwe zili nyalakata. Shupiti zanu

  21. kuphedwa kwa alubino mulichete koma zimenezi ndiye kubwera poyera ameneo azimamgidwa. Ndichifukwa chiyani mumapanga phokoso ndizopanda pake?

  22. kuphedwa kwa alubino mulichete koma zimenezi ndiye kubwera poyera ameneo azimamgidwa. Ndichifukwa chiyani mumapanga phokoso ndizopanda pake?

  23. Wats wrong with gvt? Mukufuna zigawenga zidzadze mdziko muno? Don’t u knw ths can help 2prevent some crimes? Koma tizilombo ta activits, kodi tilibe mankhwala? Let’s jst give gvt a pat on its back. Phwa..phwa…phwa kip it up. Ndakunyadira my gvt.

  24. Wats wrong with gvt? Mukufuna zigawenga zidzadze mdziko muno? Don’t u knw ths can help 2prevent some crimes? Koma tizilombo ta activits, kodi tilibe mankhwala? Let’s jst give gvt a pat on its back. Phwa..phwa…phwa kip it up. Ndakunyadira my gvt.

  25. Human Rights bodies are right on this issue. Proper procedures have to be followed; i call upon the government of Malawi to look into this issue with the seriousness it deserves.

  26. Human Rights bodies are right on this issue. Proper procedures have to be followed; i call upon the government of Malawi to look into this issue with the seriousness it deserves.

  27. Malawian activist are impotent and fools who only shoe up in useless issues, abale athu akuzunzidwa mmaiko enawa have you ever heard kuti ma activist’s akumeneko alankhulapo kapena mukufuna ma bwana anu akuwulayawo amve kut mwalankhula poti ndi month end ??, za ziiiiiii

  28. Malawian activist are impotent and fools who only shoe up in useless issues, abale athu akuzunzidwa mmaiko enawa have you ever heard kuti ma activist’s akumeneko alankhulapo kapena mukufuna ma bwana anu akuwulayawo amve kut mwalankhula poti ndi month end ??, za ziiiiiii

  29. Mukuopa Apm pankhani ya albino mukuimila anthu omwe akubweretsa muchitidwe oyipa mudziko muno. Pitani kulindera south Africa mukaona amalawi ma thousands akulingalira atabwera Kuno. Apm akulemba ma Dpp cadres kupolice inu agalunu muliphee dziko likuonongeka

  30. Mukuopa Apm pankhani ya albino mukuimila anthu omwe akubweretsa muchitidwe oyipa mudziko muno. Pitani kulindera south Africa mukaona amalawi ma thousands akulingalira atabwera Kuno. Apm akulemba ma Dpp cadres kupolice inu agalunu muliphee dziko likuonongeka