February 17, 2015

Program Reports on behalf of Thulani Maseko

Thulani Maseko is a prominent human rights attorney from Swaziland. He served a two year sentence in connection with articles he wrote for Nation's Magazine, denouncing the lack of judicial independence in Swaziland's absolute monarchy. He has routinely criticized the Swazi king's control of the country's courts, and called for a more democratic legal system in Swaziland.

The Justice Defenders conducted several advocacy efforts on behalf of Mr. Maseko. See public content below: 

Petition to UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on Behalf of Thulani Maseko. (English)

SwaziJustice Campaign (English)

Statement of ABA President James R. Silkenat, Re: Convictions of Thulani Maseko and Bheki Makhubu (English)

Statement of ABA President James R. Silkenat, Re: Pending prosecution of Thulani Maseko and Bheki Makhubu (English) (Letter)