Source: Amnesty International –
Tanzanian authorities must launch a prompt, thorough and independent investigation into allegations of unlawful killings and torture of opposition members and supporters arrested and arbitrarily detained following 28 October elections, Amnesty International said today. Members of civil society and opposition groups have accused security forces of indiscriminately using excessive force, including live ammunition, and allegedly killing at least 22 people. According to lawyers acting for opposition parties, at least 77 opposition leaders and supporters have also been arbitrarily detained since election day.
What we have seen in Tanzania, post-election, intended to suppress dissent. Criticising the conduct of an election is not a crime