Orders issued from the Inspector General of Police to the Zanzibar police to cease detaining, arresting and harassing Civic United Front (CUF) members and suspected supporters; whether orders are still issued; form of orders and what they say (August 2000) [TZA34944.E]

Country Reports 1999 writes that, despite orders from the Inspector General of Police, police in Zanzibar continued to harass, detain and arrest "members and suspected supporters" of the CUF (25 Feb. 2000, Section 1). No information on whether these orders are still being issued could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please see below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1999. 25 February 2000. United States Department of State. http://www.state.gov/www/global/human_rights/1999_hrp_report/ [Accessed 24 July 2000]

Additional Sources Consulted

Africa Confidential

Africa Research Bulletin

Amnesty International [London]

Article 19 [London]

Canadian High Commission [Tanzania]. 21 June 2000. "Zanzibar." Correspondence received from Refugees Branch, Asylum Division, Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Civic United Front, Directorate of Foreign Relations and Human Rights

Current History

Indian Ocean Newsletter[Paris]

IRB Databases


Resource Centre, Tanzania Country File

Tanzania Country Assessment, Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND), Home Office, UK

World News Connection (WNC)

Internet Sites including:

Business Day [Johannesburg]

Civic United Front

Columbia University Area Studies, Tanzania: Resources, Politics and Human Rights

Human Rights Watch

One World Online

Panafrican News Agency (PANA)

Parliament of Tanzania

Policing in Democratic Societies Newsletter [Ottawa]

Post Express Wired

Tanzania Studies Association

Tanzanian News

The Express [Dar es Salaam]

The Guardian [Dar es Salaam]

Tomric Agency [Dar es Salaam]

University of Pennsylvania, Tanzania Page

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO)

Non-Documentary Sources:

Unsuccessful attempts to obtain information from 11 non-documentary sources