Arrests 'Meant to Intimidate Opposition' Ahead of Tanzania Polls

Authorities must stop intimidating the opposition and ensure full respect for the human rights of everyone, including opposition leaders, before, during and after the elections, Amnesty International's Deputy Director for East Africa, has said. The arrest of the opposition leader Alliance for Change and Transparency,  along with seven other officials of the party, comes only weeks after the leader of the Chadema opposition party, Freeman Mbowe, was assaulted.


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