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Still No Justice for 2020 Zanzibar Election Violence

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Residents line up to vote before the deadline in Zanzibar, Tanzania, October 28, 2020. © 2020 AP Photo Today marks two years since Tanzania’s most recent general elections, when state security forces, alongside a government-aligned militia, patrolled the streets of the semi-autonomous island archipelago of Zanzibar, beating and harassing residents, firing teargas, and shooting at people indiscriminately. The security forces also broke into people’s homes, and arbitrarily arrested opposition supporters, detaining and torturing them for weeks. The violence happened in…


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