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Mozambique: Police Detain Blogger During Mayoral By-Election

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Mozambique, Citizen Media, Elections, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights

Mozambican human rights lawyer and blogger [1] Custodio Duma was detained by the police during mayoral by-election in Inhambane [2], on April 18, allegedly due [3] to taking photos. Five hours later, he was released [4]. According [5] [pt] to @Verdade newspaper, 53 citizens (mostly supporters of the opposition party, MDM [6]) were arrested during the scrutiny.