Dr Kwalela Kafunya takes a selfie before his arrest last year. © Amnesty InternationalDOWNLOAD A PDF HERE
Zambia has been a peaceful African country for a long time. But recently, many Zambians have become unhappy with how the government wants to run the country. One problem, for example, is that world standards say that a country should have one doctor for every 5,000 people but Zambia has one for every 12,000.
The government does not like to be criticized. So any Zambian who criticizes the government can get into trouble. And that is what has happened to Dr Kwalela Kafunya.
Dr Kafunya has just turned 30. Last year, he was looking for a job as a doctor. He was invited to an interview at a hospital on May 8, 2017 but he never got there. On the way, police officers arrested him. Dr Kafunya has been held in a centre called Mongu Correctional Facility ever since.