Great News! Students Arrested at Demonstration Released!

Victory
April 27, 2012

Great News! Students Arrested at Demonstration Released!

 

Togolese students arrested on 28 March and 3 April, following demonstrations at the University of Kara, have been released. 
 
Students Agnité Massama, Bitsioudi Birénam and Sidiba Mohamed who were arrested on 28 March at the University of Kara, have been released. They are members of the National Union of Pupils and Students of Togo (Union nationale des élèves et étudiants du Togo). A fourth student, Alinki M’claw, was arrested on 3 April and was also released. 
 
They had been charged with "incitement to revolt" (incitation à la révolte) after they organized a general assembly to discuss the government's failure to honor its promise to grant benefits to support students, and scholarships on the basis of merit. 
 
They were all released on 24 April without being brought to trial.