# The Law Association of Zambia accused president Hakainde Hichilema of persecuting political rivals and shrinking the democratic space. This statement comes in the wake of the arrest of opposition Socialist Party leader Fred M’membe on espionage charges linked to a Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation interview. M’membe claims the arrest is related to his comments on Zimbabwe’s elections. The association expresses concern over the victimization of opposition leaders. It contends the arrests of opposition leaders hinder freedom of speech and may undermine Zambia’s historical record of stable government changes.
Law Association of Zambia alleges political persecution by president Hichilema