‘Accused persons, stand up accused persons’ – Swazi judge orders more detention for journalist and human rights lawyer
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‘Accused persons, stand up accused persons’ – Swazi judge orders more detention for journalist and human rights lawyer

MISA-Swaziland | Alert March 28 2014 “Accused persons, stand up accused persons. You will further remain in custody until April 9th.” These were the parting words of Swaziland high court judge Mpendulo Simelane as he ordered journalist Bheki Makhubu and prominent human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko back into detention for another seven days. Before the hearing … Continue reading

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Swazi editor expected to apply for bail

MISA-Swaziland | Alert March 27 2014 Swazi editor Bheki Makhubu is expected to apply for bail tomorrow morning, Friday 28 March, at the high court in the country’s capital Mbabane, according to the Swaziland Coalition of Concerned Civic Organisations (Sccco). Makhubu and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko have been detained at Sidwashini jail, just north … Continue reading

‘No evidence at all that the applicant is a flight risk’ – Bhantshana gets bail
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‘No evidence at all that the applicant is a flight risk’ – Bhantshana gets bail

MISA-Swaziland | Alert January 24 2014 “This court has a Constitutional duty to dispense justice without fear or favour … Justice must not only be done, it must also be seen to be done.” These are the words of High Court Judge Bheki Maphalala as he granted bail to Swaziland’s chief government vehicle inspector Bhantshana … Continue reading