Prof. Good Looses Deportation Appeal
Professor Kenneth Good was deported from Botswana 1 June 2005 (please see related NEAR Alerts), lost his appeal to overrule the High Court judgement.
In a recent statement Good said, 'My deportation is another sign that the government of Botswana is heading in an increasingly autocratic direction. It is a defeat for democracy and free speech.'
Botswana's President Mogae said on BBC TV's Newsnight programme on 25 July 2005: '[Professor Good] is a rogue and a vagabond, he's not a gentleman. I am determined to keep him out of this country.
Professor Good, an Australian citizen and Professor in the Department of Political and Administrative Studies at the University of Botswana was forcibly removed from Botswana after the country’s President, Festus Mogae, declared him an unwanted immigrant in February 2005 after he criticised the government during a lecture.
Alert - Botswana
|Date:||30 July 2005|
|Affected Persons:||Kenneth Good|
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