Statement of Concern about Politically-Related Violence

The United States is deeply saddened by reports of kidnapping and violence resulting in the death of Daniel John and injuries to Reginald Mallya. We send our deepest condolences to their family and friends. The rise in politically-related confrontations and violence is concerning, and we call on all parties to safeguard the peace and security of the democratic process, the country, and the Tanzanian people. We also join Tanzanians in calling for a transparent investigation to hold all perpetrators of violence accountable in accordance with Tanzanian law.

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