Swazi activists decry terrorism law – report
20 November 2013, 18:09
Cape Town – Rights groups in Swaziland have called for the
amendment of a terrorism law that they say is aimed at silencing the opposition,
according to a report.
Voice of America said activists expressed concern over at
least 15 arrests made under the Suppression of Terrorism Act in the last two
months, saying detainees had been beaten and given death threats.
Some of those detained were accused of passing out
The groups said there was need to amend the act in order to
open up freedom of expression.
Swaziland is technically a democracy, though political
parties are banned and the king is the top executive who rules for life.