Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera freed after pleading guilty to financial crimes
Kabendera was critical of President John Magufuli’s government
Dar es Salaam — A prominent Tanzanian journalist was released on Monday after pleading guilty of tax evasion and money laundering in a case critics said was politically motivated.
After Erick Kabendera acknowledged both crimes in court and agreed to pay fines of nearly 275-million shillings ($119,305), magistrate Janeth Mtega ordered his release. He was arrested in July 2019...