After six months in prison, Tanzanian investigative journalist Erick Kabendera has finally been released at a cost of $118,000.
Prosecutors in Tanzania today charged freelance journalist Erick Kabendera with money laundering, tax evasion, and assisting an organized crime racket, according to a copy of the charge sheet. When he was detained on July 29
, the Dar es Salaam police chief said at a press conference
that police were investigating
Kabendera’s citizenship status.
The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Tanzanian authorities to immediately release freelance journalist Erick Kabendera, whom police said is being investigated over his citizenship status.