Swaziland authorities must release prisoners of conscience

Human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and Bhekithemba Makhubu, editor of Swaziland's monthly news magazine The Nation, were arrested in March after Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi issued defective arrest warrants in response to two articles that raised concerns about judicial independence and integrity in Swaziland.

The continued detention of Mr. Maseko and Mr. Makhubu for exercising freedom of expression is a violation of international human rights standards as well as the Constitution of the Kingdom of Swaziland. Amnesty International considers the two men to be prisoners of conscience and calls for their immediate release.

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