Zanzibar’s main opposition party has said its leader had been arrested a day before local and national elections.
Maalim Seif Sharif was at a polling station on Tuesday morning when police officers hauled him away, his ACT Wazalendo party said.
US Ambassador to Tanzania Donald Wright said he was alarmed by reports from Zanzibar and elsewhere of violence, deaths and detentions.
Police have denied killing three people on Pemba village yesterday. Ends.