ERICK KABENDERA’S WIFE AND RELATIVES HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO VISIT HIM AT KILWA ROAD POLICE STATION

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Investigative Journalist Erick Kabendera’s wife has been allowed to see her husband who is detained at Kilwa road police station, two days after he was arrested by the police on Monday evening at his home in Mbweni, Dar es Salaaam.

Initially the Police force admitted to detaining the journalist but they did not mention the police station he was being held at. Erick’s wife has been going around various stations in attempt to visit her husband to no avail.

Thanks to the efforts of the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC), his whereabouts are now known. He is being held at Kilwa road police station temporarily while procedures with the immigration department are ongoing.

Currently, a panel of Erick’s advocates and his relatives are heading to the immigration department to follow up on his bail.

We will continue to update you on the matter.

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Issued today on 31st July 2019,

By:
Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC)