Human rights lawyers file civil case in Tanzania for unlawful arrest and deportation

Human Rights Watch has released a report which documents how since 2016 the government of Tanzania has cracked down on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, LGBT people and others who are particularly vulnerable to HIV, jeopardizing public health. The global rights group is also concerned about the crack down on media and lawyers since President John Magufuli came into power. In October 2017, for example, Tanzanian police raided a meeting of lawyers to discuss the right to health that had been organised by the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA). The organisation's founder, Sibongile Ndashe and her colleagues were arrested for "promoting homosexuality", and held for 10 days before being released on bail. Ndashe told Channel Africa's Zikhona Miso that ISLA is filing a civil cases in Tanzania...