Uppsala

September 23, 2005

The expulsion of political scientist Kenneth Good has damaged Botswana's reputation as a plural democracy that honours academic freedom, the research director of Sweden's Nordic Africa Institute says in a letter to President Festus Mogae, supported by 150 scholars in 20 countries.

Henning Melber is leading an appeal to persuade the president to reconsider his decision to expel Professor Good, now a guest researcher at the institute.

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