Mozambique: Arbitrary Arrests, Teargassing and Brutal Assault of Peaceable Protesters a Violation of the Proper Freedom of Meeting

Mozambique: Arbitrary Arrests, Teargassing and Brutal Assault of Peaceable Protesters a Violation of the Proper Freedom of Meeting

In response to the violent repression of nationwide peaceable protests to recollect the fallen musician Azagaia by the Mozambican police, together with beating up of protesters, teargassing and focusing on organizers for his or her function in organizing the rallies, Amnesty Worldwide’s Deputy Director for East and Southern Africa, Emerlynn Gill, mentioned:

“The Mozambican police’s heavy-handed response to those peaceable demonstrations, together with beating up protesters with baton sticks, inflicting them accidents, is an outrageous act of unlucky policing towards these defenseless protesters.

“There is not any doubt that police have been aiming to suppress the demonstrations, with the intention of belittling Azagaia legacy in Mozambique. Police’s actions, seen beating up protesters in movies provided to Amnesty Worldwide and shared on social media, are a disturbing sample of reckless and illegal techniques towards folks in the course of the protests.

“Police should chorus from additional focusing on protesters, together with arbitrarily arresting them and interesting in retaliatory violence towards the peaceable protesters.

“Authorities should swiftly examine police who arrested folks in Maputo and subjected them to beating and be certain that they’re delivered to account for violating the human rights of protesters together with worldwide regulation.”


Mozambican youths have been collaborating in licensed nationwide peaceable demonstrations in 5 provinces, together with in Maputo, to recollect the fallen artist, Azagaia. Azagaia, who impressed many along with his music, sang about injustice, together with mistreatment of individuals by the authorities and poverty and social injustice and urged folks to carry their authorities to account. He died abruptly on 9 March 2023.

The police, as seen by movies considered by Amnesty Worldwide, acted violently and unlawfully in the direction of the protesters in places equivalent to Maputo within the morning of 18 March. Seven protesters and organizers have been arrested and detained in Maputo, Gaza, Inhambane, Sofala and Nampula to date and police are understood to be calling others and threatening them for his or her involvement within the protests.

Governments all over the world are cracking down on protests and it have to be protected.

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