Terrorism Charges have been Levelled Against a Tanzanian Opposition Leader
On Monday, Freeman Mbowe, a Tanzanian opposition leader, was charged with terrorism. On July 21, Mbowe and ten other Chama Cha Demokrasia Na Maedeleo (Chadema) officials were detained. Chadema claimed Mbowe was charged with terrorism before a magistrate court in Kitsutu, according to a statement released by journalist Samira Sawlani on Monday.
Conclusively, a family member allegedly paid a visit to Mbowe while he was in jail, according to the party. Mbowe informed police that he was sick and needed medical help. Government authorities, according to Amnesty International, have prohibited all gatherings save funerals and religious meetings. Mbowe and his colleagues were intended to attend a Chadema-organized convention to demand a new Tanzanian constitution before their detention.