Tumma said that he was documenting this operation, taking pictures of officers using tear gas to disperse the crowd and arresting people, including opposition Member of Parliament Esther Matiko, when he noticed three anti-riot police officers following him.
Police accuse him of unlawful assembly and have told him he may be required to appear at any time to assist in their investigations, according to Tumma and his lawyer Ernest Mhagama.
My uniform is the pen, notebook, and camera.
Tumma told CPJ that he verbally identified himself as a journalist three times to the officers, while also lifting his camera above his head for them to see. The lawyer told CPJ that when he asked police why they had arrested Tumma, they told him that they had no way of identifying him as a journalist since he was not wearing the appropriate "uniform.
But it is funny because as a journalist I do not have a uniform. He told CPJ that he was taken to a waiting police truck where two police officers kicked him, causing minor injury to his back, and tried to take away his camera, which he refused to let go.
He said he was assaulted during the arrest, held overnight at a police station in Tarime, and released on August 9 on bond. When they were close enough, he said he showed them his work identification but they arrested him nonetheless.
However, Mwaibambe has said previously that police are going to arraign the people arrested during the protest in court on charges of illegal assembly, according to an August 10 report by IPP Media.
Tumma told CPJ that at the station he once more informed police that he was a journalist. Mwaibambe further denied that Tumma had been targeted for arrest because he was a journalist and said that his case would be treated like any other, according to the same report.
He was detained overnight and released on August 9 on a bond with terms that indicate police may call him any time to answer questions in connection to investigations into the allegations of unlawful assembly, according to Mhagama.
The lawyer told CPJ that police claimed they could not identify Tumma as a journalist because he was not dressed as one. Tanzania police detain journalist overnight on allegations of unlawful assembly August 21, 3:Nairobi, August 21, Police in Tanzania should drop allegations of illegal assembly against Sitta Tumma, a journalist who was arrested on August 8 and detained overnight, and investigate allegations that he was assaulted by security personnel, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
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