The Court Composed of; Elsie N. THOMPSON, Vice President, Gerard NIYUNGEKO,
Fatsah OUGUERGOUZ, Duncan TAMBALA, Sylvain ORE, El Hadji GUISSE, Ben KIOKO,
Raf~a BEN ACHOUR, Solomy Balungl BOSSA, Angelo Vasco MATUSSE- Judges; and
Robert ENG-Registra r

In accordance with Article 22 of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and
Peoples' Rights on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights
("hereinafter referred to as the Protocor) and Rule 8 (2) of the Rules of Court ("heremafter
referred to as the Rules"), Justice Augustmo S.L. RAMADHANI, President of the Court
and a national of Tanzania, did not hear the Application
In the matter of:

JOHN LAZARO

V.
THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

After having deliberated,
Makes the following Order,

I.

Subject of the Application

1.

The Court received , on 4 January 2016, an Application by John Lazaro
(hereinafter referred to as 'the Applicant'), instituting proceedings agamst the
United Republic of Tanzania (hereinafter referred to as 'the Respondent'). for
alleged violations of human rights.

2.

The Applicant, who is at Butimba Central Prison, was sentenced to death by the
H1gh Court of Tanzania at Bukoba on 6 August 2010 That death sentence was
confirmed by the Court of Appeal, which is the highest Court in Tanzania on 28
November 2011 . The Applicant then made an application to the Court of Appeal
for Review of its judgement in 2012 , and was registered as Number 08/2012 (sic)

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