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Preservation Orders do not violate any right - High Court

9 March 2022, Lilongwe

The High Court of Malawi has determined that Preservation Orders obtained under Section 65 of the Financial Crimes Act do not violate the right to fair trail, the right to be presumed innocent, the right to dignity and the right to property as enshrined in the Constitution of the country. The Court made the determination on 26th January 2022 following an application by Norman Paulos Chisale and others who were seeking a discharge of a Preservation Order obtained in court by the Director of Public Prosecutions on various properties belonging to the applicants relating to a case in which they are being accused of committing money laundering and other financial crimes.