Lusaka, 13 August 2014 ZANIS – The Humans Rights Commission (HRC) says it will soon establish if there was any human rights violation during the recent apprehension of the illegal Somali immigrants in Chaisa Compound.
Humans Rights Commission principal information officer Simon Mulupi said the commission is committed to promoting legality in any nation.
“It is the duty of the police to maintain law and order in the country and to ensure that the human rights of every individual are respected,” He said.
ZANIS reports that the Humans Rights Commission principal information officer said this in a telephone interview in Lusaka today.
Yesterday , a combined team of the Zambia Police, Drug Enforcement Commission ,Immigration Officers and other security wings raided Chaisa compound in the heart of the Capital where they apprehended and arrested hundreds of suspected illegal immigrants .
Meanwhile, The Immigration Department said it will provide a number of screening processes to confirm if those apprehended are in possession of legal documents.
Immigration Department public relations officer Nshinka Namati has since appealed to individuals harbouring illegal immigrants to desist from such vices because it is a serious offence.