IMMEDIATELY RELEASE THULANI MASEKO FROM SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

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Lauren Bartlett started this petition to King Mswati III of Swaziland

Prominent Human Rights Attorney Thulani Maseko has been placed in solitary confinement in prison by authorities in Swaziland just two days after publishing his Letter from Big Bend Prison. Thulani is being denied access to all visitors and is said to be confined to solitary for three weeks.

This outrageous action by authorities in Swaziland to shut down free speech in Swaziland also violates the international prohibition against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, as well as the international prohibition against arbitrary detention. 

Thulani is 284 days into a 2 year long prison sentence following his conviction of contempt of court for writing articles published in the Nation Magazine criticizing authorities in Swaziland.

Please support our campaign to have Thulani released from solitary confinement immediately by signing this petition, and sharing this post on Facebook and Twitter to promote international awareness of these egregious human rights violations.

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