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Kaliati denies arrest reports, remains defiant: ‘I only speak the truth’

NyasaTimes  "Parliamentarian for Malawi’s opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  Patricia Kaliati has quashed reports that she was arrested Sunday evening following her outbursts against President Joyce Banda at a DPP’s rally held earlier in the day at Njamba Freedom Park in the commercial capital Blantyre.

Report from social media networks had indicated that Kaliati was arrested for accusing President Banda of using hunger as a strategy to win support while in fact Malawi has plenty of maize."


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The Namibian Newspaper: "THE High Court yesterday ordered the immediate release of a 12-year-old boy who became Namibia's youngest sentenced prison inmate after receiving a six-month jail term for housebreaking and theft at Karasburg in October.

In a review judgement handed down by Judge Elton Hoff, Acting Judge Claus Hinrichsen set aside the boy's conviction and sentence and ordered his immediate release from detention.

Judge Hoff agreed with Acting Judge Hinrichsen's decision, which was based on the principle that a child as young as the boy is presumed not to be criminally liable, especially where he had been involved in a crime while under the influence and instructions of a much older person.
The boy was sentenced to six months' imprisonment on October 19, after he had been convicted in the Karasburg Magistrate's Court on a charge of housebreaking with intent to steal and theft."