U.N. Commission on Human Rights, Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, U.N. Doc. E/CN.4/1994/31 (1994)(Nigel Rodley, Special Rapporteur).


Information transmitted to the Government

665. By letter dated 29 October 1993 the Special Rapporteur informed the Government of allegations he had received concerning Cuthbert Ngune, Member of Parliament for Chipata, and Henry Kamima, former head of security when the United National Independence Party was in government. They were reportedly arrested at the beginning of March 1993 under the Preservation of Public Security Regulations which came into force after a state of emergency was declared on 4 March 1993. It was alleged that Mr. Nguni was questioned without a break for 39 hours, during which time he was made to balance on two bricks, to perform exercises that involved spinning in one place to induce dizziness and that when he fell to the ground he was kicked. Mr. Kanima was reported to have been tied to a chair and punched.

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