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Tanzania: Further information on Ill-treatment of government opponents - widespread arbitrary beatings and arrests of opposition party supporter (James)

, Index number: AFR 56/009/2000

Since April there have been far fewer arbitrary beatings of supporters of the Civic United Front (CUF) opposition party on Zanzibar. In April police beat more than 300 CUF supporters, one of whom is reported to have died as a result. Neither the Zanzibar government nor the Tanzanian (Union) government has responded to Amnesty International's appeals.All those who were arrested and charged with "vagrancy" or other criminal offences have been released on bail. No trials have been scheduled yet.

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