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National Assembly Security Officer Appears In Court Over Journalist's Assault

Youngson Chilinda a security officer with the Malawi National Assembly is expected to appear in court in Malawi’s administrative capital, Lilongwe on Monday to face assault charges over the beating of journalist Thoko Chikondi.
Chikondi, an employee with Malawi’s leading daily The Nation was assaulted on Parliament premises on Thursday when the Consumer Association of Malawi (CAMA) presented a petition on its consumer grievances to the representatives of the legislature.
Chilinda was arrested on Saturday afternoon after a complaint was made to Lingadzi Police on Thursday.
Media rights bodies and human rights activities have condemned the actions by Chilinda for using heavy handiness in controlling the female journalist who was in the course of duty taking pictures of the event.

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