South African human rights lawyer Sibongile Ndashe and her 12 colleagues, who were arrested by Tanzanian authorities on October 17 for "promoting homosexuality", have been released on bail, a colleague has confirmed.
Senior lawyer and spokesperson at the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in South Africa (ISLA), Matilda Lasseko told News24 that, although the 13 were released on bail, it did not mean that they would return to South Africa.
Their release allows them to return to their hotels in Tanzania and, in terms of their bail conditions, they have to report to a police station in that country every day.
"They [authorities] are still holding their passports, and there are still no charges laid. We don't know if they will be given their passports back. In the meantime, the authorities will continue their investigation," she said. Read more via All Africa