Rape suspects bail system need urgent reforms, urge Malawi rights activists

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Mr Victor Mhango

BLANTYRE (MalawiTalk) –Human rights activists are advocating for change in the laws so that suspected rapists should not be given bail as way of stemming growing incidents of rape and defilement.

They say the review of related laws would tame growing cases of gender-based violence.

The calls follow propositions made by Mrs Patricia Kaliati; Minister of Gender that suspected defilers should not be granted bail without intentions.

Mr Victor Mhango

Mr Victor Mhango, Executive Director for Centre for Human Rights Advice and Assistance, has said at the moment, laws in the country accept bail to those that have defiled which makes it impossible for law enforcers to grant bail to the offenders.

With this, Mhango has called for the need to review some of the laws that are in operation as some suspects that are given bail are not deserving a something that distort efforts to end various forms of violence.

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