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Thursday, 07-31-14, 21:26Jailed Journalist Calls On U.S. to Sanction King[Swazi Media]Thulani Maseko, the human rights lawyer and journalist jailed for two years in Swaziland because he wrote a magazine article critical of the Swazi judiciary, has written from his jail cell at Sidvwashini Prison to US President Barack Obama, asking for the United States to impose sanctions against King Mswati III. read more...
Wednesday, 07-30-14, 8:27Breast Cancer Network Appeals for Help to Save Life of Young Swazi[MISA-Swaziland]MISA-Swaziland's e-Forum posts stories and statements from civil society groups and NGOs in promotion of media freedom, diversity, pluralism, and access to information. The e-Forum also encourages individuals and groups to reply and respond to stories or statements that appear on the Forum. Press Statement: Swaziland Breast and Cervical Cancer Network (SBCCN) read more...
Wednesday, 07-30-14, 6:43COSATU Condemns the Iron Fist That Deepens the Crisis of Human Rights Violations in Swaziland[COSATU]The Congress of South African Trade Unions is utterly appalled and condemns the guilty verdict and subsequent sentencing of 2 years imposed on human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and the Nations Magazine Editor Bheki Makhubu, on 25 July 2014. read more...
Tuesday, 07-29-14, 10:35'Black Friday for Journalism' in Swaziland[MISA-Swaziland]"An explosive and hostile Judge Mpendulo Simelane sentenced The Nation magazine editor Bheki Makhubu and columnist and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko to two years imprisonment without an option of a fine yesterday, sending shock waves to media practitioners locally and internationally," reports today's edition of weekly newspaper Observer on Saturday. read more...
Monday, 07-28-14, 13:50U.S. Dismayed By Harsh Sentence for Swazi Human Rights Lawyer and Journalist[State Department]The United States is deeply dismayed by the sentencing of human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and magazine editor Bheki Makhubu to two years in jail without the option of parole for a contempt of court conviction for publishing an article critical of the High Court of Swaziland. read more...
Monday, 07-28-14, 12:09Journalists Jailed 'To Deter Others'[Swazi Media]Swaziland High Court Judge Mpendulo Simelane sentenced an editor and a writer to two years in jail to deter other journalists from criticizing the state. read more...
Monday, 07-28-14, 11:30Nation's Dismal Human Rights Record Just Got Worse[HRW]Swaziland's deteriorating human rights record just got worse today, when a court sentenced a human rights lawyer and an editor to two years in prison - all because they spoke out against the country's chief justice. read more...
Monday, 07-28-14, 7:03'Grossly Unfair Trial' - Editor, Lawyer Sentenced[AI London]The sentencing of a newspaper editor and a human rights lawyer to two years in prison on charges of contempt of court after a grossly unfair trial in Swaziland is an outrageous attempt to silence dissenting voices, said Amnesty International. read more...
Thursday, 07-24-14, 14:48Surviving Drug-Resistant TB: "I'm Still Over the Moon"[MSF]Ninety-nine patients in Swaziland who successfully completed their treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis have been presented with certificates by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) saying "I got tested and cured of TB". read more...
Thursday, 07-24-14, 12:23U.S. Backs Convicted Swazi Journalists[Swazi Media]The US State Department has joined the growing chorus of outrage at the High Court conviction of an editor and a human rights lawyer in Swaziland for publishing articles critical of the kingdom's judiciary. read more...

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