Liberal International Vice-President Robert Woodthorpe Browne MBE, accompanied by senior staff of the LI Secretariat, welcomed Deputy Secretary-General of the Civic United Front (CUF Tanzania – LI full member), Nassor Mazrui, to the world federation’s headquarters in London on Wednesday, 24th January.
In his remarks the LI vice-president assured Mr. Mazrui that the international liberal family will continue to work with CUF to see to it that the 2015 election fiasco in Zanzibar is resolved peacefully to pave the way for democratic advancement in the Indian Ocean archipelago.
On his part, the CUF deputy secretary-general expressed the party’s appreciation for LI’s efforts in standing side by side with Zanzibaris in their struggle for democracy, human rights and the rule of law.
“Liberal International has played and continues to play a useful role in taking the Zanzibar matter to the international stage, including its sponsorship of the motion to the United Nations Human Rights Council and in reaching out to liberal governments and parties around the world. We still count on your support as we seek an end to the vicious cycle of stolen elections in our country”, Mr Mazrui emphasised.
In the meeting, he was accompanied by Ismail Jussa, CUF Director of Foreign Affairs and International Relations.
Hon Nassor Mazrui (centre) was welcomed to LI headquarters by vice-president Robert Woodthorpe Browne MBE (2-r) and senior LI secretariat colleagues.
In 2016, Liberal International elevated the targeting of opposition figures by assailants in government-registered vehicles to the attention of the United Nations Human Rights Council. There, Liberal International called on “the international community to increase the pressure on the island’s government to stop the exponential human right abuses and suppression of political and civil rights.”