AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL 1995

Amnesty International’s report on Tanzania for 1995 occupies less than a page in the whole report. Extracts:
– ‘The authorities continued to use criminal charges to harass journalists. At least 12 were facing charges at the end of the year. Six were arrested and held for several days. Edna Ndejenbi in Moshi was held for twelve hours before being charged with using abusive language likely to cause a breach of the peace and released. She was later tried and acquitted. The editor of Majira and two publishers were arrested in March following publication of an article critical of the government. The editor and publisher of Shaba were held for five days in July before being released without charge. In November a Swahili weekly was banned for publicising information likely to cause unrest’.

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