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Tanzania: Another journalist arrested to silence dissent: Erick Kabendera

, Index number: AFR 56/1099/2019

Erick Kabendera, a well-respected journalist whose investigations have been critical, providing information about the human rights record of Tanzania’s government both at home and abroad, was taken by six men in plainclothes from his home in Dar es Salaam on 29 July without explanation, according to family sources. Held incommunicado for more than 24 hours, he was charged on 5 August with three offences that he allegedly committed between January 2015 and July 2019 in Dar es Salaam. Concerns have been raised for his wellbeing as his health has deteriorated since his detention.