Tanzania’s opposition chief Tundu Lissu was briefly arrested on Sunday earlier than being launched on bail by the police who accused him of illegal meeting and obstructing law enforcement officials
ByEVELYNE MUSAMBI Related Press
September 11, 2023, 9:18 AM
NAIROBI, Kenya — Tanzania’s opposition chief Tundu Lissu was on Sunday arrested and later launched on bail by the police who accused him of illegal meeting and obstructing law enforcement officials.
Lissu was earlier barred from attending a human rights rally in Ngorongoro, within the north of the nation. In speeches at different political rallies, he had been important of the federal government’s new port take care of a Dubai-based firm.
The opposition chief returned from exile in January after fleeing for the second time in 2020, three years after he survived an assassination try.
The opposition get together chairman Freeman Mbowe accused President Samia Suluhu of “bringing again authoritarian rule.”
Mbowe additionally accused the president’s administration of blocking the opposition’s political rallies within the north.
President Hassan’s predecessor John Magufuli, who died in workplace in 2021, had cracked down on opposition leaders and banned political rallies.
In January, Hassan, who’s serving out Magufuli’s time period, lifted the ban on opposition rallies, prompting Lissu to return from exile and specific hope that the nation was on a “new democratic journey.”
The opposition in Tanzania has been holding rallies calling for a brand new structure and extra democratic rights.