Agence France-PresseMarch 18, 2014 18:34
Swaziland police on Tuesday arrested the editor of the country's leading political magazine on charges of contempt of court, based on articles he published.
Bheki Makhubu, the editor of The Nation magazine, briefly appeared in court and was remanded in custody.
He was arrested with rights lawyer Thulani Maseko, a columnist at the magazine.
Their lawyer Sifiso Manana said "an application for bail will be heard on Thursday."
Media in Swaziland operates under strict regulations, where criticism of King Mswati III and his government is not tolerated.