Freed journalists have safely left Tanzania, CPJ says

Friday November 9 2018

 

THE CITIZEN
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DAR ES SALAAM,

The two Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) staff who had been detained in Tanzania, Ms Angela Quintal and Muthoki, Mumo have safely left the country, the watchdog has said.

The journalists were detained on Wednesday by Tanzanian immigration officials while on a reporting mission for the CPJ.

Their arrest attracted worldwide condemnation from the media fraternity, civil society and US State Department officials.

However, the government of Tanzania, through its immigration arm, came out to defend the motive of the arrest.

CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon expressed appreciation to journalists, media, press freedom organisations and government officials who spoke out about Quintal and Mumo's detention.

“The two CPJ staff members have now safely left Tanzan