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Source: Amnesty International –

Zambian authorities have escalated their crackdown on human rights by bringing trumped up charges against two activists who took a stand against the arrest and harassment of hip-hop artist Pilato, Amnesty International said today, as the two are due in court.

The charges against Laura and Bornwell fit into a much wider pattern of suppression of peaceful dissent that we have seen in Zambia in recent years