This video from the PUDEMO opposition party in Swaziland says about itself:
Say goodbye to archaic feudalism.
Say goodbye to an absolute monarchy.
Say goodbye to a one-party state.
And say hello to the 21st century.
From British daily The Morning Star:
Call to free Swazi political prisoners
Friday 05 June 2009
Pro-democracy campaigners protested outside the Swazi Consulate in the South African city of Johannesburg today to demand the release of political prisoners.
The protest, organised by the Swaziland Solidarity Network, demanded the release of People’s United Democratic Movement president Mario Masuku, his lawyer Thulani Maseko, South African Amos Mbedzi and all political prisoners in Swazi King Mswati III’s jails.
The SSN delivered a statement to the consulate in which they said: “We will utilise every platform to stress the violent nature of your regime, the suffering of your people who live in structural poverty, lack of education, employment and are ravaged by HIV/Aids.”
Mr Maseko, Swaziland’s most prominent human rights lawyer, has been charged with sedition for comments he allegedly made at a May Day rally last month.