Former Zambian leader Rupiah Banda with lawyer Robert Amsterdam. PHOTO: robertamsterdam.com

Hong Kong, Apr. 29 – Lawyers representing former Zambian president Rupiah Banda’s son, Henry, have sought the intervention of  various United Nations human rights bodies over attempts by Zambian authorities to extradite him from South Africa to face allegations of fraud and corruption.

Lawyers fear extraditing Banda from South Africa – where he holds permanent residence – would not guarantee him a fair hearing because of what lead lawyer, Robert Amsterdam, describes as “politically motivated persecution” by the Patriotic Front administration led by President Michael Sata.

Amsterdam’s legal firm, Amsterdam & Peroff LLP, sent out two letters [Banda UN Letter – 25.04.12] to various UN human rights bodies last Wednesday April 25, whose full contents were availed to the media Sunday.

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  1. Faith Mwango says:

    The Rupia Banda and the son issue has not yet gotten out of hands, let not the UN bodies take over.Am quite sure the Zambians and their president will invite necessary bodies if need be.For the time being let Rupia’ son who is Zambian,come back and face the Zambians he store from.While stealing from the poor Zambians,they did not invite the UN.

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