Letter: Malawi denial

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The Independent Online
Sir: Your article 'Lawyers fear for dissident' (16 July) is wholly misleading. It is absurd to talk of 'police killings in Malawi' because recently (5 July, to be precise) His Excellency the Life President Ngwazi Dr H. Kamuzu Banda told the world:

Physical torture (let alone killings) of prisoners is not our official policy here, and I do not allow it in our prisons. In any case, we invited the International Committee of the Red Cross to come and inspect the prisons. We shall be happy to work with them on their


Yours sincerely,


High Commissioner

Malawi High Commission

London, W1