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Video: Imprisoned Swazi Lawyer Speaks Through Human Rights Activists

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Eswatini, Censorship, Citizen Media, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Law, Politics

#swazijustice [1] is a campaign calling for the release of Bheki Makhubu, editor of the Nation magazine and Thulani Maseko, a human rights lawyer, who were jailed in Swaziland for two years for writing an article critical of the judiciary in the country. The two were arrested on 17 March, 2014 and sentenced to two years in prison on July 25, 2014.

The campaign video below shows RFK Center [2] President Kerry Kennedy, Archbishop Desmond Tutu [3] and other human rights activists read the words written by Thulani Maseko in defence of the Swazi people: