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- n. The right of citizens to freely congregate or assemble anywhere should they wish to.
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- n. the right to peaceably assemble and to petition the government for redress of grievances; guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution
OSCE / ODIHR observers noted that the election failed to meet international standards, was characterized by a disregard for the basic rights of freedom of assembly, association, and expression, and included a highly problematic vote count.
He said while the Government acknowledged the freedom of assembly, association and expression, it was wrong to misinform the public by making them believe that the matter was not before the Zambian courts anymore.
It said that "arbitrary use of state power and widespread detentions showed a disregard for the basic rights of freedom of assembly, association and expression, and raise doubts regarding the authorities 'willingness to tolerate political competition."