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Jul. 1, 2015 | Press Releases

HRF Welcomes the Release of Swazi Lawyer Thulani Maseko


NEW YORK (July 1, 2015) – The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) welcomes yesterday’s release of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and journalist Bheki Makhubu in Swaziland after their appeal was granted by the country’s highest court. Maseko and Makhubu were sentenced to two years in jail in July 2014 for contempt of court after authoring articles critical of the Swazi judicial system. After their arrest, HRF declared them prisoners of conscience of the Swazi regime and called for their immediate release. At the time, Maseko was a confirmed speaker at the 2014 Oslo Freedom Forum. 

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