Tanzania rights body slams govt 'harassment' of opposition
Friday August 25 2017
Legal and Human Rights Centre executive director Dr Hellen Kijo Bisimba. LHRC has urged the government to respect the right of all political parties to freely carry out their activities. PHOTO COURTESY | THE CITIZEN
In a statement, the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) said the string of arrests amounted to a "violation of political and civic rights" in a country where multi-party politics is enshrined in the constitution.
Chadema's youth wing on Thursday said in a statement they had written to police chief Simon Sirro giving him seven days to tell them "whether or not being a member of an opposition party is a crime".