LHRC applause proper use of social media by Tanzanians against human rights violation
We the Legal and Human Rights Centre commends the commonality shown by Tanzanians by dint of raising their voice to reproach this inhuman and degrading incidence of torture and cruelty punishment to a form three student at Mbeya Day School in Mbeya known as Sebastian Chinguku.
According to the report Chinguku was On Wednesday September 28, 2016 cruelty struck by three teachers who are Frank Msigwa, John Deo and Sanke Gwamaka, all in practical training at the school, as a result of Chinguku missing a class assignment.
We argue the government to not only rely on immediate measures instead it has to proactively protect people and specifically students from such kind of incidences by conducting a survey throughout the country to see if this is a single incident or it is a trend or common phenomena in schools.
This incident has shown that torture is being exercised in the country as the incident cannot be said to be a punishment permissible by law. If this can happen in school it can also happen in other government institution and that is why we still urge the government top proceed and ratify the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and its Optional Protocol as recommended by UPR.
We are touched by the solidarity as it connotes that Tanzanians are aware of injustices and human rights violations in the society and they can do something to change even just by effective and proper use of social media.
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