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Opposition politician Esther Matiko (center) and her supporters, with police in the background, before being arrested at a campaign rally on August 8, 2018, in Tarime District, northern Tanzania. (Sitta Tumma)

Tanzania police detain journalist overnight on allegations of unlawful assembly

Nairobi, August 21, 2018–Police in Tanzania should drop allegations of illegal assembly against Sitta Tumma, a journalist who was arrested on August 8 and detained overnight, and investigate allegations that he was assaulted by security personnel, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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