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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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