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Swaziland - Writers get two-year jail terms for contempt of court

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores the two-year jail sentences that writers Bheki Makhubu and Thulani Maseko finally received today for contempt of court. The judge in charge of the case, Mpendulo Simelane, said the sentences were intended as “a deterrent not only to the appellants to abstain from similar behaviours in the future but also to others who may have a like-minded scheme in contemplation.” He also deplored the growing tendency of the two journalists to write “scurrilous articles (...)

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