Amnesty International: Tanzania must Release opposition leader and party members

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21 July 2021

In response to the arbitrary arrest today of opposition leader Freeman Mbowe and 11 other party officials and staff of Party of Democracy and Progress (Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo in Swahili) officially known as Chadema, Flavia Mwangovya, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes Region, said:

“Tanzanian authorities must end escalating crackdown on opposition party and leaders. Unless the authorities have clear legal grounds to justify these arrests, all of those arrested in this swoop must be immediately released. The Tanzania Police Force must also account for the whereabouts of Freeman Mbowe – who at present is unaccounted for - and ensure his security and safe return.

“Tanzanian authorities must stop targeting the opposition and trying to narrow the space they are able to operate in. These arbitrary arrests and detentions show Tanzanian authorities’ flagrant disregard for the rule of law, and human rights, including the rights to freedom of expression and association. These politically motivated arrests must stop.”

Background

The 12 members of the opposition were arrested at 2.30am on 21 July from their hotel rooms in Mwanza by Tanzanian police. The arrest came hours before a planned conference demanding a new constitution for the country, which had been organized by the opposition party.

While the 11 Democracy and Progress (Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo in Swahili) Chadema’ members were taken to the Central Police Station in Mwanza, lawyers, family members and party officials have not been able to access party leader Freeman Mbowe.

On 20 July, Mwanza’s Regional Commissioner Robert Gabriel banned all forms of gathering except for religious gatherings and funerals, stating that anyone intending to assemble must get clearance from his office.

According to party’s Protocol, Communications and Foreign Affairs director, John Mrema the 11 detained at Central Police Station have not been charged with any criminal offence. Lawyers representing them have also not seen any statements of offence regarding the reason as to why they were arrested.

For more information or to request an interview, please contact Amnesty International's press office on:
Tel: +44 20 7413 5566
Email: press@amnesty.org
Twitter: @amnestypress
 

Hakimu Mfawidhi

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Siipendi chadema lakini hii nchi bila chadema kupiga piga kelele ccm watatuchoma vidole kwenye amba ruti zetu maana tayari washainajisi miaka 60 lakini hakuna walichokifanya.

Unashangaa kusikia ccm wanasema eti wanajenga uchumi kwanza, kwa miaka 60 mlikua mnajenga vyoo?

Chadema pigeni kelele, komaeni.
 

Wacha1

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You call yourself a president then unaamrishwa kama katoto ka darasa la kwanza. Tanzania tumerudi utumwani kupitia mgongo wa awamu ya nne.

Ukipenda vya bure vina gharama, si mlisema mnapanua nchi ili wawekezaji waje kwa wingi na Watanzania wabaki watumwa kwenye nchi yao? Kazi kwenu.
 

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21 July 2021

In response to the arbitrary arrest today of opposition leader Freeman Mbowe and 11 other party officials and staff of Party of Democracy and Progress (Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo in Swahili) officially known as Chadema, Flavia Mwangovya, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes Region, said:

“Tanzanian authorities must end escalating crackdown on opposition party and leaders. Unless the authorities have clear legal grounds to justify these arrests, all of those arrested in this swoop must be immediately released. The Tanzania Police Force must also account for the whereabouts of Freeman Mbowe – who at present is unaccounted for - and ensure his security and safe return.

“Tanzanian authorities must stop targeting the opposition and trying to narrow the space they are able to operate in. These arbitrary arrests and detentions show Tanzanian authorities’ flagrant disregard for the rule of law, and human rights, including the rights to freedom of expression and association. These politically motivated arrests must stop.”

Background

The 12 members of the opposition were arrested at 2.30am on 21 July from their hotel rooms in Mwanza by Tanzanian police. The arrest came hours before a planned conference demanding a new constitution for the country, which had been organized by the opposition party.

While the 11 Democracy and Progress (Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo in Swahili) Chadema’ members were taken to the Central Police Station in Mwanza, lawyers, family members and party officials have not been able to access party leader Freeman Mbowe.

On 20 July, Mwanza’s Regional Commissioner Robert Gabriel banned all forms of gathering except for religious gatherings and funerals, stating that anyone intending to assemble must get clearance from his office.

According to party’s Protocol, Communications and Foreign Affairs director, John Mrema the 11 detained at Central Police Station have not been charged with any criminal offence. Lawyers representing them have also not seen any statements of offence regarding the reason as to why they were arrested.

For more information or to request an interview, please contact Amnesty International's press office on:
Tel: +44 20 7413 5566
Email: press@amnesty.org
Twitter: @amnestypress
Mama ameshaanza kutuvuruga na sasa ataishia kutembelea Burundi tu au Malawi.
 

Farolito

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Muda sio mrefu huyu mama ataanza kupambana na wale walioitwa Mababeru ambao sasa anaita wawekezaji
 

samurai

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Amnesty mbona hawaendi kuwasaidia wale waAfghan waliotelekezwa na jeshi la marekani baada ya kuikimbia nchi na kuicha kwenye mparaganyiko.. Amnesrty hawaoni Walibya wanavyoteseka.... Amnersty huwasikii wakikemea vikundi vya uasi kuanzia DRC, CAR, Mali, Boko haram nk.. ila wakisikia waasi wameuwawa kinyama na majeshi ya serikali utasikia haki za binadamu... Kwa hiyo CDM wanavyoleta taharuki katika nchi na kuzuia shughuli za uzarishaji mali huwa ni sawa tu...

Hizi haki za binadamu wakati mwingine ni upumbavu unaotumila kuwadumaza WaAfrica... Mijitu inafanya mambo ya hovyo yanayoweza kuleta hatari yaachwe tu...
 

unprejudiced

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21 July 2021

In response to the arbitrary arrest today of opposition leader Freeman Mbowe and 11 other party officials and staff of Party of Democracy and Progress (Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo in Swahili) officially known as Chadema, Flavia Mwangovya, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes Region, said:

“Tanzanian authorities must end escalating crackdown on opposition party and leaders. Unless the authorities have clear legal grounds to justify these arrests, all of those arrested in this swoop must be immediately released. The Tanzania Police Force must also account for the whereabouts of Freeman Mbowe – who at present is unaccounted for - and ensure his security and safe return.

“Tanzanian authorities must stop targeting the opposition and trying to narrow the space they are able to operate in. These arbitrary arrests and detentions show Tanzanian authorities’ flagrant disregard for the rule of law, and human rights, including the rights to freedom of expression and association. These politically motivated arrests must stop.”

Background

The 12 members of the opposition were arrested at 2.30am on 21 July from their hotel rooms in Mwanza by Tanzanian police. The arrest came hours before a planned conference demanding a new constitution for the country, which had been organized by the opposition party.

While the 11 Democracy and Progress (Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo in Swahili) Chadema’ members were taken to the Central Police Station in Mwanza, lawyers, family members and party officials have not been able to access party leader Freeman Mbowe.

On 20 July, Mwanza’s Regional Commissioner Robert Gabriel banned all forms of gathering except for religious gatherings and funerals, stating that anyone intending to assemble must get clearance from his office.

According to party’s Protocol, Communications and Foreign Affairs director, John Mrema the 11 detained at Central Police Station have not been charged with any criminal offence. Lawyers representing them have also not seen any statements of offence regarding the reason as to why they were arrested.

For more information or to request an interview, please contact Amnesty International's press office on:
Tel: +44 20 7413 5566
Email: press@amnesty.org
Twitter: @amnestypress

It takes two to Tango . Where there is smoke ……. One sided argument and response.
 

Dr Akili

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Unashangaa kusikia ccm wanasema eti wanajenga uchumi kwanza, kwa miaka 60 mlikua mnajenga vyoo?
Wewe mtoto unajua kweli hali ya nchi yetu ilikuwa ya namna gani miaka ya 1960s ukilinganisha na hali ilivyo kwa leo? Si utuulize angalao sisi babu zako kabla ya kuanza kuropoka mambo ambayo huyajui hata chembe. Hata huyo Mbowe wako (mtoto wa tajiri mkubwa enzi hizo) hayajui kwani kazaliwa siku ya uhuru (hence jina la freeman) kwenye lindi la utajiri wa baba yake na kakulia kwenye lindi lindi hilo akicheza na kusimamia madisco ya baba yake. Hata shule kwake hazikuwa na maana ye yote. Hivyo hakupata kisomo cho chote cha maana. Hata wakina Msukuma na Lusinde wanampita akili na kisomo. Yeye anachokijua hasa ni kuingia na kuwaingiza watu mitaani. Hiyo ndiyo filosofia yake - - kupambana mitaani akiwa ameshatwanga ile kitu yake.
 

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