Sunday, February 20, 2011
Thirteen polytechnic students who were arrested on Thursday claim that there were beaten while in police custody.
The students were arrested after staging demonstrations aimed at forcing the college authorities to release stationery allowances.
They have since been released on bail.
The college’s student’s union president, Evance Mola, told capital fm that their lawyer is currently handling the matter.
Meanwhile, classes are expected to resume today at the college following the release of the students.
Classes were disturbed after their arrest and some students stormed the Blantyre police station, demanding for the separation of their colleagues from other remandees.
The students are answering charges of conduct likely to cause breach of peace and hearing of the case is set to begin on March 4.
Lawyer, Lucius Kankwalala is representing the students.