Category Archives: Legal Judicial

Mozambique: Mozambican Judges Accused of Harassing Lawyers

Maputo — The chairperson of the Mozambican Bar Association (OAM), Duarte Casimiro, on Monday accused the country’s judiciary of harassing lawyers.Speaking at a ceremony to mark Mozambican Lawyers’ Day, Casimiro said recently lawyers have suffered intim…

Mozambique: Vehicle Attacked in Palma

Maputo — A group of armed men, presumed to be islamist terrorists, attacked a passenger vehicle on Saturday morning in Palma district, in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, according to a report in Monday’s issue of the independent newss…

Mozambique: Mozambican Human Trafficker Slapped With 12-Year Jail Term

Mangochi — A 28-year-old Mozambican national, Jafali Pedro has been sentenced to a 12-year jail term in Mangochi for trafficking minors contrary to Section 15 (1) of the Trafficking in Persons Act.Mangochi Senior Resident Magistrate Court handed down t…

Mozambique: Defence Ministry Denies Amnesty International Claims

Maputo — The Mozambican Defence Ministry has denied the claims made by the human rights organization Amnesty International that members of the defence and security forces have tortured prisoners and committed other serious abuses in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, where they are fighting acts of terrorism from a group connected to the international

Mozambique: Torture by security forces in gruesome videos must be investigated

The Mozambique government must launch an independent and impartial investigation into torture and other grave violations committed by security forces in Cabo Delgado, Amnesty International said today, after verifying gruesome footage from the region sh…

Mozambique: Conspiracy Charges Dropped, But Five Suspects Sentenced For Alleged Ties To Renamo Military Junta

Maputo — The Dondo district court, in the central Mozambican province of Sofala, on Tuesday sentenced five members or former members of the main opposition party, Renamo to five years imprisonment, converted into fines, for attempting to join the self-…