Supreme Court hands Chifire 6 years jail time for contempt

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The Supreme Court has found human rights activist Gregory Chifire guilty of contempt of court and has sentenced him to six years imprisonment labour.

But Chifire is believed to have fled the country and is now in exile.

The Supreme Court has also suspended the practicing licenses of the lawyers who tried to defend Chifire.

The activist’s crime was to write letters to the Chief Justice Irene Mambilima asking her to investigate corruption allegations against Supreme Court judges in the controversial Stanbic Bank v Savenda Management case.

Two days ago, Amnesty International issued a statement urging the Supreme Court not to send Chifire to jail.


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