Tanzanian opposition leader charged with sedition
Tanzanian opposition party leader Zitto Kabwe has been charged with sedition – or inciting people to rebel against authority.
It comes after the campaign group Amnesty International complained about the MP being detained without charge for speaking out against recent killings in his constituency.
The authorities in #Tanzania have detained opposition party leader @ZittoKabwe without charge for speaking out against recent killings in his constituency. @tanpol should charge him with a recognizable crime or release him immediately and unconditionally. #FreeZittoKabwe pic.twitter.com/WMNZc5Njis
— AmnestyEasternAfrica (@AmnestyEARO) November 1, 2018
He alleges that more than 100 people were killed in a confrontation with police in Kigoma, western Tanzania, while police say four were killed.
He was released on bail earlier today and he has to return to court on 26 November.