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Tanzania: Fear of Torture

, Index number: AFR 56/004/2001

Mohammed Ali Yussuf; Hamad Masaud Hamad; Maulid Makame Abdallah; Juma Othman Juma; and Ahmed Seif were among several hundred people, who were arrested between 25 and 28 January on the islands of Unguja, Pemba and Zanzibar, and in Dar es Salaam in mainland Tanzania. Some of the detainees have reportedly been tortured. Amnesty International is concerned for their safety, and at reports that the police are continuing to arrest suspected opposition members.

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