ADVOCATE ALBERT MSANDO HAS BEEN RELEASED ON POLICE BAIL

ADVOCATE ALBERT MSANDO HAS BEEN RELEASED ON POLICE BAIL

Arusha, Tanzania

The Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC) through its advocate Ally Mhyellah together with Msando’s family advocate Moses Mauna, has managed to facilitate bail for Mr. Albert Msando. Advocate Msando has been released on police bail and conditioned to report on Monday May 4th, 2020 at the Arusha Central Police Station.

Advocate Msando was arrested yesterday on 29th April 2020 after he was seen in a video recording that went viral across social media platforms, speaking about the reality of the spread and trends of COVID-19 in Arusha. He was also seen distributing face masks to journalists to help them protect themselves against COVID-19 infections.

In the video, Advocate Msando was quoted emphasizing the right to access and dissemination of information on the pandemic at this critical time of the fight against COVID-19 given the current appalling situation in Arusha.

Issued by:
Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC)
April 30, 2020