By Dorica Mtenje
LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The country’s Civil society organizations (CSOs) have said “No to Death penalty arguing that is against human rights.
Speaking during the public hearing at Malawi Parliament building on behalf of CSOs on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 Center for Human rights Education, Advise and Assistance (CHREAA) Executive Director, Victor Changunyuka Mhango said the country should find another way of punishing the offenders.
Mhango said to kill a person for breaching of the law is cruel and injustice.
He said the life imprisonment sentence leave the acquitors in torture as they are waiting for the day that they will be killed which never come.
Mhango added that it is time that peoples mindset should be changed.
The CSOs on the Meeting includes Association for Persons with Albinism(APAM),Center for Human Rights Resource Rehabilitation (CHRR) ,Church and Muslim leaders.
Legal Committee Chairperson Peter Dimba said following the 99 Percent no vote from the CSOs the committee will consolidate suggestions and present to the house next seating for death penalty bill to be abolished.
The committee is expected to conduct another hearing in Mzuzu and Blantyre aiming at hearing views from the countries Citizen on the relevance of Death penalty.
The death penalty is supposed to be signed by the head if state of which none of the heads in all the regime since multiparty has signed for it.