Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation(CHRR) has called on the police and the courts to prioritize cases of attacks on people with albinism, people accused of witchcraft and other vulnerable groups in order to address the challenges such people are facing.
Speaking in Dedza where CHRR in partnership with the Centre for Development of People (CEDEP) is training magistrates, police investigators and police prosecutors on the handling of cases of persons with albinism, victims of witchcraft allegations and other vulnerable groups, CHRR board member Undule Mwakasungula said the cases in question take time to be concluded, unlike other cases.
He said such delays help promote the attacks.
Mwakasungula added that it is sad to note that despite awareness campaigns, people with albinism, people accused of witchcraft and other vulnerable groups are still being persecuted and lives are being lost.
He has since prayed for stiffer punishments for culprits.
The CHRR board member has also urged the government to ensure protection of victims and look into it that there is no discrimination.