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Zambia under fire for appointing pardoned rapist as ambassador in gender violence fight — RT News

28.12.15

Zambia under fire for appointing pardoned rapist as ambassador in gender violence fight — RT News: Clifford Dimba, a singer who was convicted of the rape of a 14-year-old girl, has been appointed by Zambia as an ambassador in the fight against gender violence - provoking a backlash from the UN Human Rights office.

Dimba, 30, known as General Kanene, was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment, but was pardoned by President Lungu in July after spending a year behind bars. After his release, Dimba was involved in two further incidents of violence against women, but according to local media was released on bail.

On top of the reduced sentence, Dimba was appointed the "ambassador in the fight against gender violence," much to the dismay of the United Nations Council of Human Rights (UNCHR), which issued a statement on Tuesday.


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