Tanzanian Police Detain Investigative Journalist

Police in Tanzania detained on Monday evening investigative journalist Erick Kabendera and have not allowed him to contact his lawyer, Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition reported on Tuesday. Kabendera, who has worked for local and international media, was abducted from his home by six people who emerged from a silver van and wore no uniforms, […]

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Tanzanian journalist faces trumped-up charges after abduction and detention

On July 29, six plainclothes policemen forcefully removed journalist Erick Kabendera from his home in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and took him into police custody. Police say Kabendera had failed to obey a summons to investigate the status of his Tanzanian citizenship. Over the last week, police searched Kabendera’s home twice, confiscated his passport and […]

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