President of the Tanzania Medical Doctors' Association, Dr Steven Ulimboka*, has been abducted and beaten up rather severely. In Tanzania, yes. Read more here in Kiswahili (I assume online newspapers will write about it (in English) tomorrow). Pictures circulating on Facebook depicts a severely beaten up man.
It is tempting to presume, but far from clear, it is related to the announced strike which was planned to begin this Saturday, but which has been declared illegal by Tanzania High Court. Read here.
Violating people, who speak up, not only nourishes silent fear of expression impacting particularly heavily on the ones who've only just opened their mouths and the ones learning to read between the lines.
It also makes me in such a bad mood that I wish I was in Iceland.
Dr. Ulimboka isn't chairman nor president. He leads an unregistered doctors' union which was denounced by Medical Association of Tanzania.
The Citizen updates the following on Facebook: The chairman of the Medical Doctors Association, Dr Stephen Ulimboka has been admitted at Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI) nursing injuries he sustained from beating by unknown people.
Available reports say that he was abducted at midnight on Tuesday at Leaders Club where he went to meet a colleagues only to be located by villagers at Mabwepande suburb in the outskirts of Dar es Salaam on Wednesday morning.
His colleagues, in the company of some human right activists and lawyers took him from Bunju Police Station where he was send by the villagers.
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