by United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, public domain
Originally Appeared in Human Rights Brief
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights strongly condemned the movement of Swaziland human rights defender Thulani Maseko to solitary confinement. The move was prompted by the publication of a prison letter marking the one year anniversary of his original detention. Thulani was sentenced for publishing articles critical of the non-independent judiciary of Africa’s last monarchy. Additionally Thulani was critical of the laws restricting freedom of expression and access to information. In response, RFK Human Rights sent a petition to King Mswati III demanding the release of all political prisoners, replacing the current Chief Justice among other measures.
To learn more about this topic:
- SwaziJustice website
- Petition letter to Mswati
- Amnesty International Reports on Swaziland Human Rights