Urgent Action Update: Activist Released on Bail, Set to Stand Trial (Zambia: UA 94.18)
Fumba Chama, affectionately known as Pilato, was released on a 3000 USD bail on 21 May. His trial will begin on 25 June. Pilato was arrested on 16 May on arrival at Kenneth Kaunda Airport in Lusaka. He had been forced to flee the country on 5 January after receiving threats on his life from members of the ruling Party, Patriotic Front.