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Patson Chibele - Sentenced to
Death in Zambia
"We are now in the cold
season and I do not know how to survive under the adverse perilous plight
of hunger crisis and being
tortured by coldness. My situation is very bad, I am entangled in
of calamities that are
just too burdensome to carry. " Visit his webpage for more information
case from his supporters,
and his contact information to write him directly.
Evans Fundulu - Death Row,
" I am EVANS M
FUNDULU aged 33 years. I am a Condemned prisoner here in Zambia.
Before conviction, I was blessedly married with (2) children aged
14 years and 11 years both are girls. My main aim in writing is to let you
know about my current affliction in this darkest and uncompromising place...Some
how we are infringed by some injustices due to the fact that we cannot acquire
the private lawyers because of financial constraints as a result that
you are the bridge to us the vulnerable " Visit
his webpage for more information.
- Death Row, Zambia
This prison is situated
and I come from pauper family, such that finding transport money is a very
big problem to them, that's the reason why, for me to found even toiletries
is a big problem. Our prisons have reached the alarming level where by,
prisoners are requested to buy their own food in order to feed themselves.
And this is happening not only to those who come from well to do families.
But has to people like me who come from a pauper family, I tell you it
is a sad story. We just surviving by the mercy of God. I will be most grateful
if my request is taken into consideration. I am thirst for his word." Visit
his webpage for more information.
Job Kasonda Kapita
- Poet on Zambia's Death Row
Job Kapita was a Zambian police
officer for four years. "It was during he
execution of my duty that I got in this horror of a dilemma. I shot and
subsequently killed a violent suspicious suspect I wanted to arrest for disorderly conduct at the police station. His verbal provocations,
threats and his refusal to be lawfully placed in police cell made it happen.
All occurred within the station yard five metres from my office.
I was arrested for murder on 6th October 1994" Page includes a collection
of poems written by Job as well as his penpal request.
Peter Cassam Kundai - On Death
Row in Zambia, Central Africa
"..Help me to fight my
case. I don't have a murder case, I am charged with a
robbery case without any murder... I want you to help me have my case retrialed
back at the Supreme Court of Zambia, as there is no evidence against me.
There is only hearsay. However I did talk to a lawyer who advised me
that a retrial was inevitable if I paid him a fee." Visit his webpage for
more information on his case, his pen pal request and his request for correspondence
from "ALIVE" in Europe.
Costa Mambwe - Death Row, Zambia
"...To make matters
worse our country is facing starvation, people are dying, and you can't
like it if you where here in Zambia, they are dying with hunger. In
many parts of Zambia people are eating what people never eaten before, the
soft tree leaves, soft tree roots etc. On the radio is the only news
you can listen to, is hunger all the time. Although am here in prison
am feel oppressed double am thinking about my children because hunger can
claim their lives at any time as they under care of my aging mum who are
not doing anything at all, My wife divorced me while here and dumped my
children to my aging mom at this time I don't know where she is..."
Visit his webpage for more information, his letter to the CCADP, and
how to contact him directly with your support.
Benjamin Mawaya - Writings
from Zambia Death Row
Mawaya, sitting on death row in Zambia, writes on the death penalty, torture,
executions, and Christianity. His webpage includes his writings, his
penpal request and his mailing address. "Can governments solve urgent
social or political problems by executing a few or
even a hundreds of their prisoners? Nowhere it has
been shown that the death penalty has any special power to
reduce crime or political violence. Everywhere experience
shows that execution brutalizes those involved in the process.
It is imposed and inflicted arbitrarily and it is used
disproportionately against the poor.
Zambia’s Death Row
Mukobeko Maximum Security Prison
P.O. Box 80915
General rules (by personal account of an inmate)
The prisoners are allowed to receive payments in foreign currencies (e.g. British Pounds, American Dollars and Euro)
The money can be used to buy food, blankets or medicine It should be sent in a registered envelope to the Prison Chaplain, a Catholic priest, clearly stating the name of the prisoner it is meant for:
NAME OF PRISONER
c/o Fr. Benny Bohane
P.O. Box 80613
Tinned food and clothes, sleeping bags or blankets as well as toiletries (toothpaste, tooth brushes, soap etc.) and stationery can also be sent directly to the prisoners information about Zambia’s death row by excerpts of prisoners’ letters:
“Life in prison here is cruel and the environment is tough. My family can’t visit me owing to financial constraints. The prisoners are frail and sick, because we are held under circumstances which are appalling. The prison department is chronically underfunded by the government. The conditions are comparable to the fleet of ships used to carry the battered slaves from Africa to America during the slave trade era. We are slowly dying from a variety of very painful diseases. For any death would be better than this form of lingering torture.”
“The ‘Zambian Dungeon’ is hell on earth. Although we are not molested by the guards the food is bad. Vitamin deficiency is one of the gravest hazards in here among the prisoners.“
“(The prison) has dry toilets as there is inadequate water supply. (…) This is an alien place, a place where chaos is the order of the day and anything is possible. So little food, just a little water and in the winter it’s so cold. There is stark famine which the prisoners endure daily and thus we’re fed on half ration.”
“this place we live in was meant for forty-eight prisoners and has forty-eight cells measuring 2 meters x 3 meters. These cells now accommodate more than six prisoners in each tiny cell. At night we use chamber pots. (…) This is a place where prisoners are deformed by malnutrition. I witnessed five deaths which could have been saved. Two were T.B. patients, two suffered from high blood pressure and one was an anaemic.
INFORMATION FROM ALIVE: http://www.todesstrafe-usa.de/
Other Links to Zambian Death Row Resources
Other Zambian Death Row Prisoner Pages - Resources
AFRICA DEATH ROW PEN PALS PAGE
Amnesty - ZAMBIA - Time To Abolish The Death Penalty
Groups Fight The Death Penalty
Catholic Commission For
Justice And Peace - Abolishing the Death Penalty In Zambia
Watch 1997 Report On Zambia's Death Penalty
Zambia Abolish the Death Penalty? - The LRF News
Rights Observer - The Death Penalty In Zambia
Should Be Abolished
Millennium Free From The Death Penalty In Southern Africa ?
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This page was last updated April
24, 2005 Canadian Coalition Against the Death Penalty
This page is maintained
and updated by Dave Parkinson and Tracy Lamourie in Toronto, Canada