Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera accused of ‘money laundering’
Kabendera also charged with 'leading organised crime and failure to pay tax'
Dar es Salaam — An investigative journalist in Tanzania has been charged with money laundering, tax evasion and assisting a criminal racket, charges his lawyer and rights groups said were politically motivated.
Rights groups say press freedom in Tanzania has drastically deteriorated since the election in 2015 of President John Magufuli, whose administration has shut down newspapers, arrested opposition leaders and activists and restricted political rallies. The government has rejected the criticism...