NEWS ALERT

ONLINE ACTIVIST AND HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER TITO MAGOTI ABDUCTED BY UNKNOWN ASSAILANTS

Dar es Salaam – Tanzania

We have just received news that, Tito Magoti, an active Online Human Rights Defender through the Twitter platform and Programme Officer at the Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) has been abducted by five unknown people this morning at a Petrol station around Mwenge area in Dar es Salaam. The abductors who were seen dressed up as civilians, forcefully pushed Tito into a Toyota Harrier before driving off. Efforts to search for Tito’s whereabouts are still ongoing.

We, the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC), are very disappointed with this news and strongly condemn this and similar abductions of Human Rights Defenders in Tanzania in the past.

We, therefore, ask the Police Force to take immediate action to ensure the safety of HRD Tito Magoti. We also ask Human Rights Defenders, the Media and other human rights stakeholders to join us in support of Tito.

THRDC will keep you updated about this news.

#BringBackAliveTitoMagoti

#BringBackAliveTitoMagoti

#BringBackAliveTitoMagoti
Issued by the Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC)
On: 20th December 2019