Two journalists were freed from detention in Tanzania on Thursday, with no indication given as to why they were taken from their hotel room in the first place.
Angela Quintal and Muthoki Mumo were in Dar es Salaam on a fact-finding mission with the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) when officers who identified themselves as working with Tanzanian immigration entered their hotel room and confiscated their passports, according to a release from CPJ.
"@muthokimumo and I are being taken for interrogation by Tanzanian authorities and we don't know why? #DarEsSalaam @SAPresidentPR @CPJAfrica @pressfreedom," Quintal tweeted at around 10:30 p.m. local time.
Quintal serves as CPJ's Africa program coordinator; Mumo is the group's sub-Saharan Africa representative.