Are democratic reforms at risk in Tanzania? | Inside Story

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Tanzania’s main opposition party is demanding answers after police arrested its leader.

Freeman Mbowe and at least 10 other Chadema party members were detained.

Police accuse Mbowe of conspiracy to commit terrorist acts and kill government officials.

But human rights groups denounced the arrest as a crackdown on democracy.

President Samia Suluhu Hassan had promised to defend basic freedoms when she took power four months ago.

So what will the detentions mean for democratic reforms?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom


Oryem Nyeko – Human Rights Watch.

Aikande Kwayu – Tanzanian Political Analyst.

Tundu Lissu – Vice Chairman of Chadema.

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