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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

BERLIN ACTION TO FREE MAXWELL

Peter Kenworthy

5 September 2011

5th September: Global Action Day for the Release of Maxwell Dlamini in Berlin

In Berlin 20 students protested in front of the Honorary Consulate of Swaziland for the release of Maxwell Dlamini and all political prisoners. At the same time protesters met in Düsseldorf with the same demands.

Maxwell, president of the Swaziland National Union of Students (SNUS), was imprisoned in April because of his political activity. He worked to achieve free education and thus was part of the democracy movement in Swaziland.

The students in Berlin demanded the immediate release of Maxwell and political prisoners who were imprisoned in Swaziland.

Since the Honorary Consule Dr. Volker Stoltz was not present, the international supporters list of the Free Maxwell Campaign could only be deposited in his mailbox. Apart from the demands to free Maxwell the speakers reminded of the oppression of women and neglection of human rights in Swaziland, one of the last absolute monarchs in the world.

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