African Court orders Tanzania to pay rights activist $99,000 over deportation

Published: 3/Dec/2021
Source: The East African (Nairobi)


The African Court on Human and Peoples Rights on Thursday ordered the Tanzanian government to pay a former NGO director $99,500 for illegally expelling him from the country in 2014.

The court, sitting in Dar es Salaam, awarded Anudo Ochieng Anudo $63,500 as compensation for salary income lost.

He was also awarded $5,640 as damages for material prejudice caused by the loss of his sawmill business in Tanzania and damage to two vehicles and one motorcycle that he owned before being deported in September 2014.

The court also awarded him $30,380 for moral prejudice suffered by himself and his family members—his parents and four children—as indirect victims of the deportation order, which the court said was illegal.

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Themes: African standards, Deportations, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality
Regions: Tanzania
Year: 2021