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Written By Hamsam on Saturday, January 5, 2013 | 12:22 PM



THE CIVIC UNITED FRONT

PRELIMINARY REPORT ON HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES COMMITTED BY TANZANIAN ARMED FORCES IN ZANZIBAR SINCE JANUARY 26TH, 2001

 

7th February , 2001
 
Massacres in Zanzibar
Tanzanian police, riot police, army, navy (KMKM), secret police and other security forces have, since January 26th 2001, engaged in a coordinated program to place Zanzibar under military rule and to inflict massive human rights violations on its people. Benjamin Mkapa should be held responsible in the eyes of the world for approving the use of live ammunition to kill dozens of peaceful demonstrators, and for the subsequent campaign of terror to punish Zanzibaris for daring to stand up for the principles of political pluralism and freedom of assembly. Armed forces have injured hundreds of people, shooting them in their homes, sinking boats carrying injured refugees, raping, and looting. We hope that all perpetrators of these atrocities will be brought to justice, both those who committed crimes and those who ordered them.
 
This report is a preliminary summary of available information from eye-witness accounts by refugees and other sources. Almost all of our leaders have been arrested, are in hiding, or have disappeared. Collecting information on human-rights abuses is very dangerous because our telephone calls are monitored; we are searched when we travel, and we are under surveillance by secret police and CCM officials. The government is attempting to cover-up and hides their actions, but the truth will be known. We are compiling these lists of victims in order to help their families and friends to know what happened to them. But we also hope that knowledge of the Tanzanian state’s persecution of its citizens will lead Tanzanians and others to insist on the need to safeguard democracy and basic human rights. Please contact CUF if you have any information about the whereabouts or conditions of our fellow countrymen.
 
Starting from today, 7th Feb. 2001, daily updates of news and events will be circulated throughout the world. If you would like to know what is really going on, without censorship by the government, please contact cuftz@hotmail.com
 
 
Note:  These figures are very preliminary and incomplete. It will take a long time for the world to be able to have complete figures and information about the massacres and other human rights abuses committed in Zanzibar by government armed forces. Up to now, people are still being tortured, humiliated, intimidated, killed, etc.
 
Summary Table (for up to 7th  Feb. 2001)
 
 
 
 
S/N
 
 
 
Location
The Number 
 of 
Deaths
The Number 
of  Injured  (treated)
The Number 
of 
Injured  (but not treated
The Number 
of
 Raped & Looted
Number 
of 
Refugees
Number 
of  
Missing People
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Micheweni
Wete
Chake Chake
Unguja Town
Mombasa (Kenya)
21
21
17
8
-
14
44
55
-
14
60
100
120
380
-
-
-
16
-
-
-
-
-
-
510
580
437
132
-
-
 
 
Total Number
 
67
 
127
 
660
 
16
 
510
 
1149
Legend:     -   means data not yet available and will be provided in later updates.
 
1.   DISTRICT:   MICHEWENI, PEMBA
 
A: The list of people killed:
 
The list of people killed in Micheweni is not yet available owing to the difficulty in communicating with the people in that District. It is however reported that at least 21 people were killed there on the 27th of January 2001.
 
B: The list of people injured:
 
 
S/N
 
Name of the Victim
 
Sex
 
Age
 
Victims Address
Victim’s
Condition
 
Remarks
1
Abdalla Seif Masoud
M
 
Micheweni
Serious
Referred  to Wete Hosp
2
Ali Rashid Salim
M
 
Micheweni
Serious
Referred  to Wete Hosp
3
Issa Said Omar
M
 
Micheweni
bad
Admitted
4
Ali Khalid Khatib
M
 
Micheweni
Serious
Referred  to Wete Hosp
5
Maalim Salum Rashid
M
 
Micheweni
bad
Admitted
6
Machano Issa
M
 
Micheweni
Serious
Referred  to Wete Hosp
7
Khamis Shame Kombo
M
 
Micheweni
bad
Admitted
8
Khatib Khamis Shame
M
 
Micheweni
bad
Admitted
9
Juma Khatour Issa
M
 
Micheweni
bad
Admitted
10
Nassor Juma Shame
M
 
Micheweni
bad
Admitted
11
Rashid Khalid Salum
M
 
Micheweni
bad
Admitted
12
Ali Juma Ali
M
 
Micheweni
bad
Admitted
13
Masoud Kombo Hamad
M
 
Micheweni
bad
Admitted
14
Juma Mganga Haji
M
 
Micheweni
bad
Referred  to Wete Hosp
 
REPORTED NUMBER WHO RECEIVED MEDICAL TREATMENT FROM  MICHEWENI  DISTRICT AS OF 7th FEB 2001 =  14
 
 
2.    DISTRICT:   WETE,  PEMBA
 A: The list of people killed:
 
 
S/N
 
Name of the Deceased
 
Sex
 
Age
 
Deceased Address
 
Remarks
 
Those who were shot before the demonstration
1
Mjaka Salim Ali
M
 
Kinyasini
 
 
2
Chande Said
M
 
Msuka
 
 
3
Hemed Said Omar
M
 
Njuguni

 
4
Juma Bakar Juma
M
 
Chwale

 
5
Haji Bakar Haji
M
 
Mchangamdogo

 
6
Hassan Omar Hassan
M
 
Kipangani

 
7
Asha Hamad Massoud
F
49
Bopwe

 
8
Ali Omar Kibabu
M
 
Mtambwe

 
9
Moh’d Said
M
 
Bopwe

 
10
Ali Hussein
M
 
Kojani

 
11
Haji Kombo Ali
M
 
Mchangamdogo

Killed at Limbani, Wete
 
Those who were shot at the demonstration
12
Kombo Ali Abdalla (Kombo Ngozi)
M
 
Chasasa
 
Shot in the chest
 
Those who were shot after the demonstration
13
Abdalla Moh’d Salum
M
 
Kizimbani
 
Shot in the stomach
14
Salim Masoud Khamis Miskry
M
 
 
 
Shot in the head. Killed at his home while not participating in any demonstrations. He was actually a newly-wed who came to Wete to pick up his wife for Sweden, his present residence before his brutal death.
15
Abeid
M
 
Chasasa
 
Shot in the back
16
Ahmed Said Othman
M
 
 
 
Shot in the chest & ribs. Killed while helping Salim Masoud after he was shot by police.
17
Salim Juma (Fundi Salim)
M
 
Chasasa 
 
Clubbed  to death
18
Abdalla Rajab
M
 
 
 
Clubbed  to death 
19
Abdalla Hamad
M
 
 
 
 
20
Mohammed Amour
M
 
 
 
School teacher
21
Abeid Moh’d Abeid
M
 
Majimbikani
 
 
 
TOTAL  DEATHS FOR  THE WETE DISTRICT AS OF  7th  FEB. 2001    =   21









 
 
B: The list of injured people who received medical treatment  
[Note: Most injured in Wete were denied medical treatment]
 
S/N
 
Name of the Victim
 
Sex
 
Age
Victims Address
Victim’s
Condition
 
Remarks
1
Hidaya Salim Habib
F
19
Kipangani
Shot in the shoulder
Referred  to Mkoani Hosp.
2
Haji Khamis Makame
M
22
Finya
Cut wound
Admitted
3
Hassan Ali Mwinyi
M
24
Finya
Cut wound
Admitted
4
Ame Makame Mnyaa
M
24
Finya
Cut wound
Admitted
5
Omar Faki Juma
M
37
Bopwe
Shot in the palm
Referred  to Mkoani Hosp.
6
Faki Omar Faki
M
25
Chozi
Cut wound 
Admitted
7
Khatib Kassim Khatib
M
29
Uzunguni
Face cut wound
Admitted
8
Moh’d Suleiman 
M
26
Kizimbani
Shot in the abdomen
Referred  to Mkoani Hosp.
9
Japhet Kadagala
M
36
Mjini Wete
Cut wound
Not admitted
10
Chum Ali Moh’d
M
25
Finya
Trauma & wrist POP
Not Admitted
11
Khamis Juma Choum
M
24
Finya
Bruises
Not Admitted
14
Bakari Salum
M
 
 
 
 
13
Khamis Mbarouk Khamis
M
32
Mlindo
Shot in the thigh & fermer
Referred  to Mkoani Hosp.
14
Rahma Abdalla Masoud
F
40
Bopwe
Shot in the knee
Admitted
15
Awena Hamad Khamis
F
30
Bopwe
 
Admitted
16
Abdulaziz Shehe Kahale
M
19
Kipangani
Bullet wound
Admitted
17
Omar Hafidh Hamad
M
21
Utaani
Shot in lower knee
Admitted
18
Fadhil Juma Ali
M
19
Selem
Shot in the abdomen
Admitted
19
Raya Ali Juma
F
32
Chasasa
Shot in the chest
Admitted
20
Tamasha Abdi Sheria
F
24
Utaani
Shot in  lower abdomen
Referred  to Mkoani Hosp.
21
Sharifa Kombo Hamad
F
60
Kojani
Shot in thigh
Admitted
22
Abass Ali Khamis
M
27
Mtambwe
Shot in the chest
Admitted
23
Ali Omar Saleh
M
30
Mtambwe
Shot in lower knee
Admitted
24
Shehe Ali Hamad
M
29
Jojo
Shot in the ankle
Referred  to Mkoani Hosp.
25
Ali Hussein Ali
M
37
Mkwajuni
Shot in the head
Admitted
26
Suleiman Kassim Hamad
M
39
Jadida
Shot in the wrist (POP)
Admitted
27
Sultan Khalfan Nassor
M
60
Utaani
Shot in the elbow joint
Referred  to Mkoani Hosp.
28
Omar Hamad Omar
M
40
Mtambwe
Shot in thighs both legs
Admitted
29
Bakar Ali Hamad
M
40
Jadida
Shot ankle ( POP)
Admitted
30
Juma Omar Said
M
53
Mtemani
Multi bruises
Admitted
31
Suleiman Omar Khatib
M
40
Bwagamoyo
Hit in the fibula  (POP)
Admitted
32
Moh’d Said Moh’d
M
52
Mtemani
Cut wound in the face
Admitted
33
Mussa Haji Hamad
M
39
Jojo
Shot in the buttocks
Admitted
34
Khatib Juma Maalim
M
36
M/ Mdogo
Shot in the left thigh
Admitted
35
Shaibu Ali Hamad
M
27
Ole
Shot in the buttocks
Admitted
36
Fatuma Issa Mbarouk
F 
27
Pandani
 
Admitted
37
Moh’d Juma Hamad
M
 
 
 
Admitted
38
Ali Habibu Hamad
M
 
 
Shot in the right arm
Admitted
39
Bidoro
F
 
 
Cut wound in the face
Admitted
40
Mwalimu Rashid
M
 
 
Shot in the back head
Admitted
41
Mussa Ali Hamad
M
 
 
Shot in the chest
Referred  to Mkoani Hosp.
42
Khamis Nahodha
M
 
 
Shot in both legs
Admitted
43
Ali Omar Saleh
M
 
 
Shot in the legs
Admitted
44
Kassim Maalim Hassan
M
 
 
Shot in the ribs
Admitted
 
REPORTED NUMBER WHO RECEIVED MEDICAL TREATMENT FROM  WETE DISTRICT AS OF 7th FEB 2001 =  44
 
 
3.     DISTRICT:   CHAKE CHAKE, PEMBA
 A: The list of people killed:
 
 
S/N
 
Name of the Deceased
 
Sex
 
Deceased Address
 
Remarks
1
Malik Abdalla
M
Mvumoni
 
 
2
Ali Haji Kombo
M
Shamiani
 
 
3
Said Moh’d Kassim
M
Gombani
 
 
4
Habibu Ibrahim
M
Furaha
 
 
5
Asha Moh’d Seif
F
 
 
 
6
Isha Juma
F
Machomane
 
 
7
Mpaji Juma
F
Mchanga wa Kwale
 
 
8
Hafidh Moh’d Salim
M
Kiwani
 
 
9
Khamis Salum Moh’d
M
Kiwani
 
 
10
Salma Juma Suleiman
F
Kiwani
 
 
11
Habibu Salim
M
 
 
 
12
Salim Juma
M
Mwachawa
 
 
13
Kombo Ali
M
Mtakata
 
 
14
Asha Ali Moh’d
F
Wawi
 
 
15
Tatu Abdalla
F
Mgogoni
 
 
16
Mauwa Saleh
F
Barawa
 
 
17
Ali Juma Ali
M
Wawi
 
 
 
TOTAL  NUMBER OF DEATHS IN  CHAKE CHAKE  DISTRICT AS OF  7th  FEB. 2001   =     17
 
 
 
B: The list of injured people who received medical treatment:
 
 
S/N
 
Name of the Victim
 
Sex
 
Age
 
Victims Address
Victim’s
Condition
 
Remarks
1
Ali Abdalla Khamis
M
50
Wawi
bad
Admitted
2
Ali Abdallah Ali
M
25 
Ziwani
bad
Admitted
3
Ali Khamis Ziad
M
28
Vitongoji
bad
Admitted
4
Ali Moh’d Ali
M
48
W/Ujinga
bad
Admitted
5
Ali Omar Ali
M
 
Wesha
bad
Admitted
6
Ali Petro Lumilya
M
45
Mkanjuni
bad
Admitted
7
Amina Abdi Abass
F
16
Chanjaani
bad
Admitted
8
Asha Ali Khamis
F
30
Wawi
bad
Admitted
9
Hafidh Moh’d Salim
M
42
Gombani
serious
Referred  to Mkoani Hosp.
10
Hakim Shukur Hakim
M
40
Mtoni
serious
Referred  to Mkoani Hosp.
11
Halima Kombo Ali 
F
18
Wawi Mgogoni
serious
Referred  to Mkoani Hosp.
12
Hamad Khamis Saleh
M
37
Msuka
serious
Referred  to Mkoani Hosp.
13
Hamad Mmaka Saleh
M
22
W/Mgogoni
bad
Admitted 
14
Hamad Omar Juma
M
40
W/Mgogoni
bad
Admitted
15
Hemed Nassor Said
M
19
Machomane
bad
Admitted
16
Hidaya Hamad Bakar
F
29
Machomane
bad
Admitted
17
Isha Juma Ali
F
50
Machomane
bad
Admitted
18
Jenet P. Mwakatagwe
F
22
Makangale
serious
Referred  to Mkoani Hosp.
19
Juma  Khamis Ali
M
22
W/Mgogoni
bad
Admitted
20
Juma Ngwali Kombo
M
71
Machomane
serious
Referred  to Mkoani Hosp.
21
Khadija Ali Juma
F
35
Mtoni
bad
Admitted
22
Khamis Haji
M
 
 
bad
Admitted
23
Khamis Salim Moh’d
M
60
Mkanjuni
bad
Admitted
24
Khatib Ali Khatib
M
35
Gombani
bad
Admitted
25
Kombo Yusuf Kombo
M
45
 
bad
Admitted
26
Maua Saleh Said
F
37
Ziwani Barawa
serious
Referred  to Mkoani Hosp.
27
Mgeni Mzee Juma
F
29
Chanjaani
bad
Admitted
28
Mkubwa Khamis Iddi
M
30
Wawi Mgogoni
bad
Admitted
29
Moh’d Hilal
M
50
Msingini
serious
Referred to Wete Hosp.
30
Moh’d Juma Ngwali
M
24
Machomane
bad
Admitted
31
Moh’d Khamis Haji
M
30
Kwale
serious
Referred  to Mkoani Hosp.
32
Othman Nassor Kombo
M
43
Machomane
bad
Admitted
33
Ramadhan S. Ramadhan
M
38
Micheweni
serious
Referred  to Mkoani Hosp.
34
Rashid Suleiman
M
65
 
serious
Referred  to Mkoani Hosp.
35
Raya Saad
F
 
 
bad
Admitted
36
Sadiq Said Sadiq
M
34
Vikunguni
bad
Admitted
37
Said Ali Said
M
34
Vikunguni
bad
Admitted
38
Said Amir Said
M
35
Machomane
bad
Admitted
39
Said Kombo Haji
M
50
Kwale
bad
Admitted
40
Said Salim Omar
M
17
Vikunguni
serious
Referred  to Mkoani Hosp.
41
Said Seif Moh’d
M
22
Machomane
bad
Admitted
42
Said Suleiman
M
 
 
bad
Admitted
43
Salim Abdalla Ali
M
48
Vikunguni
bad
Admitted
44
Salim Ameir Khamis
M
39
Machomane
bad
Admitted
45
Salim Juma  Suleiman
M
35
Wingwi
bad
Admitted
46
Salim Khamis Jaffar
M
24
Machomane
bad
Admitted
47
Salim Said  Salim
M
35
Wingwi
bad
Admitted
48
Seif Moh’d Omar
M
51
W/Mgogoni
bad
Admitted
49
Shafi Hamad
M
 
 
bad
Admitted
50
Sharif Salim Moh’d
M
55
Wawi Branch
bad
Admitted
51
Tatu Abdalla Kombo
F
25
Mgogoni
bad
Admitted
52
Yadali Said

 
 
bad
Admitted
53
Yahya Hamdani  Said
M
20
Muharitani
bad
Admitted
54
Yahya Hamad
M
 
 
serious
Shot in the upper abdomen. Admitted at Mkoani Hospital
55
Ali Michael Babedi
M
 
 

Snatched away from Mkoani Referral Hospital by riot police officers
 
REPORTED NUMBER OF INJURED WHO RECEIVED MEDICAL TREATMENT IN CHAKECHAKE DISTRICT AS OF 7th FEB 2001 = 55
 
 
4.    DISTRICT:   ZANZIBAR TOWN
 A: The list of people killed:
 
 
S/N
 
Name of the Deceased
 
Sex
 
Deceased Address
 
Remarks
1
Juma Moh’d Khamis
M
 
 
Killed on  26th  Jan. 2001
2
Hamad Said
M
 
 
Killed on 27th Jan. 2001
3
Abdalla Said Moh’d
M
 
 
Killed on 27th Jan. 2001
4
Gharib Salim Hamad Baalawy
M
Hurumzi
 
Killed on 27th Jan. 2001
5
Mwalimu Nassor Mwalimu
M
 
 
Killed on 27th Jan. 2001
6
Mdungi Ali
M
 
 
Killed on 27th Jan. 2001
7
Kombo Rashid
M
 
 
Killed on 27th Jan. 2001
8
Juma Hamad Faki
M
 
 
Killed on 27th Jan. 2001
 
TOTAL  NUMBER OF REPORTED DEATHS IN  ZANZIBAR TOWN AS OF 7th  FEB. 2001     =    8
 
 
5.   MOMBASA, KENYA
A: The list of people killed:
 
Police reported that 3 refugees out of many (estimated to be more than 1000) that fled to Mombasa, Kenya, died in hospital from gunshot wounds. The names of the deceased are not available yet and will be reported as soon as possible. 
 
B: The list of people injured:
 
 
S/N
 
Name of the Victim
 
Sex
 
Age
 
Victims Address
Victim’s
Condition
 
Remarks
1
Issa Khamis Ali
M
29
 
 
 
2
Abdulli Abdalla
M
20
 
 
 
3
Ali Salim Ali
M
20
 

 
4
Sharif  Kassim Ahmed
M
36
 

 
5
Rashid Juma Bakari
M
35
 

 
6
Ali Juma Sharif
M
21
 

 
7
Hemed Ameir Said
M
20
 

 
8
Moh’d Khamis Khalfan
M
34
 

 
9
Juma Mbarouk Matano
M
16
 
 
 
10
Faki Omar Faki
M
25
 
 
 
11
Moh’d Abdalla Ali 
M
27
 

 
12
Haji Osman Haji 
M
31
 

 
13
Sleyum Hussein Salim
M
18
 
 
 
REPORTED NUMBER OF INJURED WHO RECEIVED MEDICAL TREATMENT IN MOMBASA, KENYA AS OF 7th FEB 2001 = 13
 
Reports of Human Rights Abuses by Police and Security  Forces, by District and Date
 
 
 
District
 
 
Date of events
 
 
Details of the events
 
Mkoani Pemba
27th Jan 2001
(1)   Many Riot Police and other security forces from mainland Tanzania & Zanzibar were observed on the main road coming from the Harbour.
(2)   No food available in town, as all people are locked inside their        homes. Mkoani town is virtually under curfew.
 
28th Jan 2001
(3)   So far 18 severely injured people have been admitted to the
       Mkoani Hospital. Among the 18, 4 are in serious condition, including:
(i)      Ms. Tamasha Abdi Sheria of Utaani, Wete, who was shot by police, the bullet went through her buttocks and through her private parts.
(ii)               Mr. Bakar Salum, shot by the police, the bullet went through his thigh and also damaged part of his urinary bladder. As a result, he has no control of his urine.
(4)Three other severely injured patients were brought in and admitted at Mkoani Referral hospital from Chake Chake and Wete, making the total number of seriously injured people to be 22. The four new  patients are:
(i)         Mr. Omar Hafidh , from Wete, whose leg was                
            smashed by a bullet.
(ii)      Mr. Mussa Ali Hamad of Chasasa, Wete, is still in serious condition because of a bullet that penetrated his chest under his breast, got him so bad that he is still bleeding continuously and doctors have already instructed his relatives to refer him to Muhimbili Hospital in Dar-es-Salaam.
(iii)    Hidaya Salim Habib (teenager) from Wete who was shot in the shoulder when she was inside her home.
(iv)    Yahya Hamad of Chake Chake, who was shot by police in the  upper abdomen. 
29thJan. 2001
 
(5)On the night of 29th Jan 2001, all the 22 severely injured patients were forcefully interrogated and made to write and sign statements, against their will and in the absence of their lawyers.
 
      The moment they finished signing those forced statements, police told them that they were all under arrest. The police remained inside the wards carrying their weapons, the action that prompted protest from the Chinese doctors who ordered the police out of the wards. Still determined to continue with their humiliation and psychological torture to the patients, police decided to take guard, fully armed, around the ward.
 
       Since then, police have been demanding doctors to release the sick people so that the police could arrest them, prosecute them and take them to jail.   
30th Jan 2001
(6)On 30th Jan 2001, Mr. Moh’d Salim (alias Mulla) together with Mr. Masoud Khamis Omar (alias Meya) and Mr. Moh’d Adam were severely beaten-up by riot police while sitting on the verandah talking. While Mr. Meya and Mr. Moh'd Adam managed to escape after being beaten-up for some time, Mr. Mulla could not  make it and he was immediately arrested. He was eventually released late in the evening but ordered to report back to the police the next day (31st Jan 2001) along with the other two who had escaped police brutality.
 
(7)On the same day, 30th 2001, police forcefully cut off the beard of Mr.Moh’d Ali Moh’d at Kipitacho area using a knife.
 
(8)Another incident involved Mr. Imu who was spared of humiliation but ordered not to be seen with beard the next day, otherwise he could be punished.
 
(9)On this day, 30th Jan. 2001, police ordered the muadhin, the person responsible for the call-to-prayer at the mosque, not to make a prayer-call for the evening (Isha) prayer, (usually made soon after 8 p.m.), otherwise they would ‘fix him’. Not only was he told not to make the prayer-call, but he was also warned that if anyone was caught saying prayers in the mosque after 7 p.m., he (muadhin) would also be arrested and punished. This order put off every Muslim from going to Isha prayer as going there could mean risking the life of the muadhin.
 
(10)On this date, 30th January, 2001, a convoy of riot police officers in full riot, gear arrested and dragged away two patients, Ms. Khadija Ali Juma of Chake Chake, and Mr. Ali Michael Babedi, from Mkoani Referral Hospital.
 
Chake Chake Pemba
27th to 29th Jan 2001
(1)After beating-up and killing people with live bullets on the streets, Police and other Security forces engaged in breaking into people’s houses, severely beating up the occupants with police clubs and rifle-butts, raping women in some cases, smashing wardrobes and jewelry chests and finally looting jewelery, cash money, radios, TVs and other valuables. Most of the stolen jewelery is that which  had been traditionally inherited from their ancestors generation after generation. Thus it is irreplaceable.
 
         In the course of looting, police were saying loudly, “You Pembans have no discipline as you had not witnessed revolution violence and hence we have come here to show you Pembans the real revolution”.
         Some of the houses that were looted of valuables were those of the following people: 
 
         (i) Mr. Juma Ngwali, at Machomane 
         (ii) Ms. Sharifa Mussa (Mrs.Marshed), at Mkanjuni                      (3)           Mr. Suleiman Seif, at Mabatini
         (iii)Mr. Suleiman Seif, at mabatini
         (iv) Ms. Lulu (300,000 TShs were stolen)
          (v) Mr. Rashid Seif 
 
(2) The number of missing people is more than 40 for Chake Chake alone, and most of them are assumed dead.
Wete, Pemba
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
27th to 29th Jan 2001
(1)On 27th Jan 2001, there were 9 bodies in the mortuary of the Wete Hospital, 4 bodies inside the Limbani CUF branch, and 2 bodies inside the Mtemani branch.
 
(2)Mr. Salim (alias Fundi Salim) , who was accused of having washed the body of a family member who had been shot dead by Police earlier the same day, was arrested by Police at Chasasa, tortured and killed and then his body was dumped at the mortuary of the Wete Hospital. His death was instigated by the local CCM representative, the Sheha (local Headman), Mr. Ali Hamad (alias Mpemba Mwekundu) who had earlier asked police officers  to punish him for washing and preparing (for burial) the body of a CUF member.
 
(3)Police officers were harassing injured patients inside Wete hospital wards to finish them-up, as they were heard boasting about. This Police man-handling forced many bullet-injured patients to seek refuge in forests and it is feared that many might have died of these bullet wounds.
 
(4)Those injured were barred by Police from being treated in Government Hospitals.  In one incident, Riot Police officers stopped an ambulance and ordered the doctors to take out all patients, who were being transferred to Mkoani Hospital with severe injuries. When these police officers were asked why  the patients should be unloaded while in such critical condition, they publicly said that they wanted to kill them. Fortunately, the doctors refused and told the police officers that they (doctors) would rather die than hand over those patients to the police officers.
 
 (5)It is reported that two boats carrying injured refugees were sunk by police or navy, and all the passengers drowned. Passengers in a third boat witnessed the sinking caused by a police helicopter and reported it when they arrived in Mombasa. The sunk boats are estimated to have been carrying more than 50 people.
 
 (6)At Mtambwe (Uchozini) many people were shot dead by Police and Navy officers as they were fleeing for their safety from the demonstration scene. Many dead bodies there, and of those who died in forests in different parts of Pemba have not been collected for burial as people are not allowed to go out of their houses, and this could trigger an outbreak of cholera and other diseases.
 
 (7)Somebody (name withheld) witnessed a 60-year old man sitting at his home being shot at by police.
(8) Somebody (name withheld) witnessed a woman who was cooking in her home’s kitchen being shot by police.
(9) Medical supplies in Pemba have been depleted.
 
(10)More than 30 shops have been broken into and looted of stock in Wete, including that of Mr. Masoud Ali Hamad.
 
(11)Humiliation and sufferings continues in Pemba, especially in Wete and Mkoani. People are still harassed and tortured.
 
(12) Ambulances are the only vehicles allowed on the road, and they are always followed by heavily-armed riot-police cars in Wete.
30th Jan 2001
(1)   Road blocks between Chake Chake and Wete towns are still in place, all cars and passengers are searched and all knives found with passengers are confiscated. (Note: Pembans take with them knives as tools rather than weapons). Many passengers are harassed and humiliated.
 
(2)   In Mtambwe area, 3 bodies have been found.
 
(3)  A soldier by the name Ali Makame (alias Kijeshi) seconded to the office of the Regional Commissinor for Pemba North region, dared to rape the wife of another soldier (name withheld). It is suspected that the act was commited with the purpose of making the victim's husband believe that his wife was raped by his neighbours so that he could retaliate and harm and even kill the innocent neighbours. 
 
(4)Police officers also looted food stuff, as much  as they could carry at the Wete Market, and then they sprayed salt on the remaining food stuff which they could not carry on their lorries, so that the owners of  would not be able to sell the commodities to any customers.
 
(5)   Mr. Ali Moh’d Juma (alias Ali Zungu) of Hodhi la Ng’ombe was arrested after all his vehicles had been smashed and destroyed by police.
 
(iii)                   Mr. Nassor, a seriously injured victim of police brutality shown groaning on ITV (a TV station in dar es salaam), is yet to be taken to hospital for treatment as the police still hold him at the Wete Police station.
 
Micheweni, Pemba
30th Jan 2001
(1)According to the Micheweni-hospital report, 14 injured people were treated there, out of which the following were referred to the Wete Hospital as their injuries were serious:
       Mr. Abdalla Seif Masoud
       Mr. Ali Rashid Salum
       Mr. Ali Khalid Khatib, and
       Mr. Machano Issa
 
(2)Two big police lorries fully laden with severely beaten-up people who were arrested in Micheweni, under a heavy riot police guard with full riot gear, was seen roaming the streets of Wete.
 
(3)A group of people who were preparing a shroud  for the burial of one of those earlier shot and killed by police were also shot at by the police and died.
 
CUF H’QUARTERS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
27th Jan 2001
(1)      Mr. Maulid Makame, a member of the Central Committee of CUF, and Mr. Moh’d Ali Yussuf, the CUF's Director for Human Rights, were arrested at their residences at around 3:00 a.m. in the morning, by heavily armed convoys of police.
 
(2)      Among many people who were beaten-up and then violently arrested by police on the early morning hours of this day, 27th Jan. 2001, were CUF leaders including Mr. Said Miraji the Deputy Youth Director of CUF, Mr. Rashid Nyange, Mr. Duni (the nephew of Mr. Juma Duni), and Hajjy Sadifa (leader and active member of CUF's Blue Guards).
 
       These leaders, after they were dumped  at the Madema police station, in Zanzibar town, were isolated from the group and were separately taken into secluded torturing chambers, where they were tortured each by a mob of more than eight policemen using police clubs, army boots and fists until they were unconscious. 
 
       A mob of more than eight policemen beat up, Mr. S. Miraji until he fell down helplessly when the mob decided to jump up and down on his body with their army boots on. At this stage he became unconscious and was assumed to be dead by the police mob. Mr. S. Miraji is admitted at the Mnazi Mmoja Hospital in Zanzibar, suffering from paralysis among other ailments and his condition was still serious as he can neither stand on his feet, nor can he fold his legs without the help of nurses. 
 
(3)      Most of those arrested on 27th Jan, 2001, were taken to the Mwanakwerekwe Primary and District Courts. Their case is scheduled for hearing on 9th Feb 2001.
 
(4)      Most of those arrested on 28th Jan, 2001, were taken to the Mwanakwerekwe Primary and District Courts. Their case is scheduled for a hearing on 12th Feb 2001.
 
 
29th Jan 2001
(1)      On 29th Jan 2001, early in the morning, Mrs. Fatma Saleh was arrested at her home in Mchangani, in Zanzibar. Mrs Fatma works as a secretary at the CUF headquarters at Mtendeni, Zanzibar.
 
2nd Feb. 2001
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1)In the evening of 2nd Feb. 2001, the Commanding Officer for  Zanzibar Town District (OCD), SP George Kizuguto accompanied by more than twelve riot police officers with full riot-gear, stormed the Casualty ward designated for the remandees and evicted by force all those admitted except four of them, who took them to unknown location. The list of those evicted included Mr. Duni and Hajjy Sadifa as well as one women. This action is thought to have been taken for the purpose of keeping all the seriously injured patients away from the eyes of the European Union Delegation currently visiting Unguja and Pemba Isles.
 
Reports from Kiinuamiguu Remand Prison say that CUF leaders who were being held there, and their followers, are tortured daily. It is reported from reliable sources that Mr. Maulid Makame’s arm was broken. Mr. Zahor Tamali, who suffers from diabetes, could not take it any more and he was admitted at the inside-prison dispensary with no medicine and food as the prison authorities have issued an order that food and medicine should not be brought for all the prisoners.
 


The following is a list of some of the victims who were physically abused by Police  and those whose properties were looted by the Police in collaboration with other Security forces in Chake Chake, Pemba. The lists for other regions of Zanzibar will be published later.


S/N

NAME OF THE VICTIM

 

SEX

 

VICTIM’S ADDRESS


DETAILS  OF PROPERTIES LOOTED
1
Khamis Mgando
M

Beaten-up, then 25,000/- (TShs) stolen, then was arrested along with his father, Kheri.
2
Bimkubwa
F

Was beaten up and then robbed of her money
3
Kheri
M

See above, no. 1
4
Asha Salim Suleiman
F

Was shot with live ammunition in her house, and her young sister was forced to take off her under wear. Also Police seized 18,000/- TShs.
5
Famau Salim Suleiman
M

Was robbed of 106,000/- TShs, cash.
6
Ramadhan Ibrahim
M

The inside doors of his house were broken.
7
Fatma Salim Fundi
F

Was beaten up and then robbed of her golden necklace and one radio.  Her husband was severely beaten up.
8
Fatma Rashid Salim
F

Two doors of her house were broken,  then she and her husband  Mr. Seif  Suleiman, were both beaten up by Police, who injured Mr Seif’s leg and arm.  After beating her spouse, Police robbed her of 2 golden necklaces, 4 golden rings, 1 golden bracelet, 1 golden earring,  670,000/- TShs in cash,  1 school bag, 2 bottles of perfume, 4 watches, 1 mobile-telephone handset,  10 pairs of kanga cloth.
9
Rashid Seif
M

Police took 150,000 TShs in cash from his house, and his wife was physically abused by Police.
10
Halima Nassor
F

Her clothes were stripped off  and physically abused by Police, her husband was beaten up, and then was robbed  of  2 golden bracelets and 3 pairs of golden rings.
11
Abdalla Nassor
M

A bomb was thrown into his bed, burning the mattress and the pillows.
12
Saumu
F

Was beaten up by Police and was robbed of 3 golden necklace, 2 golden bracelet, 5 golden rings, and 50,000/- TShs in cash. Then Police beat up her husband, Mr. Moh’d Salim Ali.
13
Salim Moh’d (Kibadi)
M

All doors and the furniture as well as utensils inside his house were smashed by Police.
14
Juma Ngwali
M

Police broke into his house and beat everybody inside the house, then smashed every thing, and finally got away with all jewellery found in the house.
15
Sharifa Mussa
F

Was beaten up and robbed of her 2 gold necklaces, 1 wrist watch and 120,000/- Tshs in cash.
16
Khadija (Dr.)
F

The doors to her house were smashed, then was robbed of her golden watch and 300,000/- TShs in cash.
17
Bi. Unguja
F

She was robbed of all her jewellery as well as all cash money.
18
The Anonymous


There are a number of women who were raped by Police but prefer that their names should not appear in this document but are willing and readily available to talk to their fellow women from International Institutions and Organisations that will be ready to investigate the facts about the Zanzibar massacre. They can be contacted through the following e-mail address: cuftz@hotmail.com

This morning, at around 2:00 am, Police and KMKM (Zanzibar Navy) invaded  Monduli Village, in Zanzibar town, storming into houses occupied by Pembans, guided by the local CCM representative, and beat up everybody inside those houses, then got away with money, jewelry and other valuable properties. Such ongoing targeting Pembans both in Pemba and Zanzibar Islands is certainly a case of gross human rights violations ordered by Benjamin Mkapa and his CCM party using Police and other Security forces.

Conclusion:

Arbitrary arrests, detentions, harassments, beatings and intimidations, and killings are still common in Zanzibar. Police and the security services are mounting a witch-hunt against CUF members and supporters, especially those of Pemban origin.

The Civic United Front requests all human rights institutions and other concerned organizations to contact the Tanzanian government or its representatives abroad, before the situation escalates into more bloodshed and violence. CUF also wishes to remind the International Community that the protection of human rights is a universal moral obligation, and that the failure to intervene will increase the sufferings of innocent people in Zanzibar.

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