Tanzania: Opposition leader Mbowe charged with terrorism

– – Tanzania’s opposition leader, Freeman Mbowe has been charged with terrorism-related offenses during a court hearing on Monday. The leader of the main opposition party, Chadema was arrested last week together with other members ahead of a planned conference to demand constitutional reform. Mbowe and 15 Chadema members were arrested in the northwestern port city of Mwanza, an action that drew international concern and criticism. State prosecutor Ester Martin said the opposition leader and the 15 others were charged with two counts of “economic sabotage”. “These are terrorism financing…

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