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Malawi: Arrests Signal Deteriorating Rights Environment

The Malawi government’s recent surge of arrests and threats against critics reflects its broader crackdown on free speech and other basic rights. On March 9, 2012, Malawi’s State House, the President's office, issued a statement warning journalists and human rights activists that those who insulted President Bingu wa Mutharika faced prosecution and up to two years in prison. (Johannesburg) – The Malawi government’s recent surge of arrests and threats against critics reflects itsbroader crackdown on free speech and other basic rights,Human Rights Watch…

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