PPF concerned over Arrest of Journalist in Tanzania
Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to John Magufuli, President of Tanzania has expressed concern over the arrest of Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera, on July 29.
PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has called on the Tanzanian government to immediately release Kabendera without any charges, Tanzanian authorities should stop targeting journalists working in the line of duty. PPF also urged to provide security to the journalists.
According to International Federation of Journalist (IFJ), Police arrested Kabendera for asking questions regarding his citizenship.
Kabendera appeared in court for bail hearing on August 5, prosecutors filed new and totally different charges of working with criminal networks, tax evasion and money laundering, offences for which he couldn’t qualify for bail.