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Swaziland - Judicial authorities recognize illegality of the arrest

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders welcomes yesterday's decision by high court judge Mumcy Dlamini to quash an arrest order for Bheki Makhubu, the editor of The Nation, and Thulani Maseko, a human rights lawyer who writes for the political monthly. Held since 18 March at the behest of Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi on a contempt of court charge for criticizing the Chief Justice, the two men were freed immediately. Their release was the result of an application by the two defendants disputing the (...)

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