Tanzania: Ill-treatment of government opponents – widespread arbitrary beatings and arrests of opposition party supporters

Amnesty International is very concerned by continuing police violence in Zanzibar, over more than a week now, against supporters of the Civic United Front (CUF) opposition party. More than 300 CUF supporters have been beaten by police and more than 100 others arrested, mostly on trumped-up criminal charges such as vagrancy. Police also shot Abdallah Khamis, who is being treated in hospital. Those in police custody are reportedly being refused medical treatment for their injuries.

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