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Sacked Swaziland judge should be reinstated

30 September 2011 The dismissal of a high court judge in Swaziland sets an ominous precedent for other judges resisting government pressure on the judiciary. Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The Swazi authorities should immediately reinstate a prominent high court judge, Justice Thomas Masuku, who has been sacked on trumped-up charges, Amnesty International said today.Justice Masuku was suspended in June. He was then subjected to unfair dismissal proceedings over allegations made to Swaziland’s King Mswati III by the country’s Chief Justice, Michael Ramodibedi. These…

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