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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...
Wednesday, 07-23-14, 11:57Judge Restricts Press Freedom[Swazi Media]Swaziland's High Court has sent a chilling warning to journalists in the kingdom that the law courts can determine what they are permitted to write and what they are not. read more...
Tuesday, 07-22-14, 14:16U.S. Concerned By Convictions of Swazi Human Rights Lawyer and Journalist[State Department]Marie Harf, Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson read more...
Tuesday, 07-22-14, 13:22'Political' Magazine Banned From Swazi Prison[MISA-Swaziland]Members of banned political organisations in Swaziland said prison guards didn't let them take a copy of newsmagazine The Nation into one of the kingdom's prisons, according to local news reports. read more...
Tuesday, 07-22-14, 7:21What Convicted Journalists Wrote[Swazi Media]A magazine editor and human rights lawyer in Swaziland face up to ten years in jail after being convicted of contempt of court for criticizing the judiciary and the kingdom's Chief Justice in articles published in the Nation, a tiny-circulation monthly news magazine. read more...
Monday, 07-21-14, 15:28Press Swazi Gov on Human Rights - R2K[SAPA]Johannesburg -South African Chapter Nine institutions should put pressure on the Swazi government to protect human rights, the Right2Know Campaign (R2K) said on Monday. read more...

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