Swaziland – 16 July 2015

No Let Up in Call for Democracy
The Commonwealth is to continue to pressure Swaziland to democratise and allow political parties to contest elections in the kingdom.
It is also urging a review of the kingdom’s constitution to ensure that the country meets international standards of democracy.
This was confirmed during a week-long visit by a Commonwealth mission to Swaziland.

Swaziland frees opposition politicians after a year
SWAZILAND on Tuesday freed two prominent opposition politicians arrested over a year ago for allegedly calling for the overthrow of absolute monarch King Mswati III, rights activists said.
Mario Masuku and Maxwell Dlamini were detained shortly after criticising the king and the government during a May Day rally organised last year by anti-monarchist trade unions.