SA lawyers sue Home Affairs

Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) and LegalAid South Africa will on September 15, 2014 appear at North Gauteng High Court in a bid to compel the Ministry of Home Affairs to locate a Motswana murder accused.

The lawyers said in a statement that Edwin Samotse, accused of a murder in Botswana, was deported to that country after fighting to prevent his extradition.

The lawyers want the SA ministry to engage with the government of Botswana to ensure that Samotse will not face the death penalty if convicted. They also want Home Affairs to report on efforts to investigate how the deportation occurred and report what steps have been taken in implementing the clear Constitutional Court judgments from 2001 and 2011 barring this very conduct.

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