Namibia: Journalist Detained Over 'Dagga Seeds'

A northern based freelance journalist claims to have spent at least four days in police custody after he was arrested by members of Namibian Police Drug Enforcement Unit on suspicion of being in possession of cannabis. Kennedy Erkana who freelances for Informanté and Confidenté claims to have been arrested together with the owner of the house where he stays in Oshikango after 10 seeds of cannabis were allegedly found in the house. Erkana says he was locked up in a cell with a mentally disturbed man, fell and injured his back while in custody and was only released after four days with no explanation offered, following the police raid on his house. "They told us that they were arresting us on charges of possessing cannabis, but in real essence we don't know whether they really found the seeds in the house or they planted them, because we followed them as...

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