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19 November 2018


U.S. concerned by rising attacks on human rights in Tanzania

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The United States has spoken out against Tanzanian moves to cut back human rights and civil liberties, including arrests and harassment of “marginalized” people such as homosexuals.

Axar.az reports citing BBC that President John Magufuli’s government has been criticized by opposition politicians and international rights groups for what they say is growing authoritarianism and intolerance of dissent. The government rejects the criticism.

“We are troubled by the continued arrests and harassment of marginalized persons, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and others who seek to exercise their rights to freedom of speech, association and assembly,” the U.S. State Department said in a statement seen by Reuters on Sunday.

There was no immediate comment from Tanzanian authorities.

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2018.11.11 / 12:27
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