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Byline: Rita Atiyire
The arrest of Father Francis Bwalya, a Roman Catholic Priest in the usually quite town of Kitwe, in Zambia has raised serious concerns about citizens' right to free expression in that country, and is a source of simmering tension in the town.
The arrest followed a call Fr. Francis and his NGO had made to the youth to rise and fight against injustice in their communities, last Friday at a national youth celebration day in Zambia.
Fr. Frank, as he is popularly known, is reported to have distributed information, which authorities say amount to inciting the youth to violence, in a "Red Card Campaign" his newly established organisation is …