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Statement of James R. Silkenat, president, American Bar Association Re: Pending prosecution of Thulani Maseko and Bheki Makhubu

Statement of James R. Silkenat, president, American Bar Association Re: Pending prosecution of Thulani Maseko and Bheki Makhubu

By John Glynn

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 — American Bar Association President James R. Silkenat has sent a letter to Barnabas Dlamini, prime minister of the kingdom of Swaziland, expressing concern over the pending contempt of court prosecutions of human rights activist Thulani Maseko and editor Bheki Makhubu. 

For a full text of the letter, click here.

(Media contact:Theresa.Melton@americanbar.org)

Please click here for a biography and photo of James R. Silkenat, president of the American Bar Association.

 

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