The Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa confirms that three of its lawyers who were
arrested in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania on Tuesday 17 October 2017, and placed in
unlawful detention from Friday 20 October 2017, were deported earlier this evening from
Tanzania. It bears emphasis that no criminal charges were brought against them from
the date of their arrest.

This press statement serves to invite members of the media to a press conference to be held on Saturday 28 October 2017. The purpose of the press conference is to provide information on the wrongful arrests and arbitrary detention as well as the status quo and the way forward.

Venue of Conference:

ISLA Office
15th Floor
Marble Towers
208-211 Jeppe Street
South Africa

Time: 10:00hrs

For further enquiries please contact:
Matilda Lasseko +27 (0)11 3389028/ +27 (0) 72 740 1764/