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Malawi - February 2024

Opposition party supporters attacked at parade

The level of violence between supporters of the two largest political parties increased in February. On 14 February, members of parliament from the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cancelled a planned event at the parliament due to fears of a confrontation with supporters of the governing Malawi Congress Party (MCP). On 24 February, DPP supporters who had gathered for a parade in support of voter registration were attacked by a group armed with stones, axes, machetes, and other objects. At least 20 DPP supporters were seriously injured. The DPP blamed the MCP for the attack, but the MCP denied any involvement.

Sources: The Nation, The Times, Malawi Voice, Voice of America

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Rights -1 Rights  (-1)
Civil Liberties
Freedom of Association and Assembly
Rule of Law -1 Rule of Law  (-1)
Personal Integrity and Security

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