Comedian Idris Sultan arrested for laughing at throwback photo of Tanzanian President

Comedian Idris Sultan arrested for laughing at throwback photo of Tanzanian President

Tanzanian comedian and 2014 Big Brother Africa winner, Idris Sultan has been arrested for laughing at a throwback photo of President of Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli in a short video he shared online.

His lawyer Benedict Ishabakaki told BBC on Thursday May 21, that he was accused of contravening the Cybercrimes Act 2015 against cyberbullying.

Ishabakaki said they are now awaiting the arraignment of Idris who has been in police custody for two days and accused of using the internet to harass the President.

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