UPDATE: Tanzania’s Tundu Lissu critically wounded

Tundu Lissu on a field trip at the Oregon Coast during the 2001 ELAW Annual International Meeting. Photo: Jennifer Gleason, ELAW

We wrote to you 12 days ago with grim news: Tanzanian lawyer Tundu Lissu, an MP and a leader of the opposition in the Tanzanian Parliament, was shot many times on September 7 by a gunman near his home in Dodoma.  
Lissu has had surgery in Nairobi and is in stable condition.
Please use Twitter to call on Tanzania President John Magufuli (@MagufuliJP) to undertake a thorough investigation and hold those responsible accountable for this horrible crime.
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Tundu Lissu is an outspoken leader who has criticized Tanzania’s President for muzzling the opposition. Many years ago, Lissu courageously worked with the Lawyers’ Environmental Action Team, one of ELAW’s partner organizations in East Africa campaigning against, among other things, exploitative extractive industry agreements signed by the Tanzanian government and foreign mining companies. This has not endeared him to the government and mining companies.  
Find more information here:
The Nation, September 14, 2017
Tundu Lissu still in critical, stable condition after shooting
Bern Johnson
Executive Director

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