Landless People’s Movement has condemned the recent alleged police brutality against a 15-year-old girl

The Landless People's Movement (LPM) has condemned the recent alleged police brutality against a 15-year-old girl by members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol) officials after she allegedly recorded a video of them assaulting her cousin.

The incident, reported to have happened in Windhoek's Donkerhoek residential area on Saturday, saw the minor allegedly being assaulted and then being slapped with an obstruction of justice case by the alleged perpetrators for recording members of the NamPol and City Police while on duty as part of the Operation Kalahari Desert.

A statement issued yesterday by the LPM's spokesperson, Utaara Mootu, said it is evident that after numerous awareness campaigns and condemnation of police brutality, there is still an upsetting increase of violent tactics imposed on the society.

These tactics lead to the militarisation of the State and hampers the democracy of the country and instils fear in the community, with the attack on the minor is an example of the violation of human rights, Mootu said, labelling it unlawful and condemnable.

The justification of the attack is absurd and lacks humanity, and if the law was broken, the minor should have been detained and released with a warning, given the age of the victim and nature of the crime, Mootu was quoted as saying.

Source: Namibia Press Agency