CHRR, CEDEP condemns attacks on persons with albinism

The Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) and Centre for the Development of People (CEDEP) has condemned the continued abduction and killing of persons living with albinism in the country.

This follows the abduction and murder of a 26 year old man, Saidi Dyton in Mangochi district.

Speaking to YFM, Executive Director for CHRR Michael Kaiyatsa said the incident has shown that there has been laxity in dealing with the malpractice.

“This is a sign that as a country we relaxed in implementing measures that were put in place in 2015 national action plan on persons with albinism,” he said.

“As human rights organizations we are shocked with what happened in Mangochi we thought that this malpractice has died down in Malawi.

“Over the last few months we have not seen any incidents of this nature we thought that we have made a progress as a country,” Kaiyatsa said.

He has since asked government to fast track the implementation of the 2015 national action plan on persons with albinism in a bid to deal with the vice in the country.

“To see that these attacks are resurfacing it is very disappointing that’s why we are urging government and all stakeholders to make sure that we put more efforts in protecting persons with albinism,” Kaiyatsa said.

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