May 26, 2015

Gambia: Reveal the Whereabouts of Yusupha Lowe and Other Detainees (UA 113/15)

Yusupha Lowe, the 16 year old son of Bai Lowe, a man accused of being involved in the 30 December 2014 attempted coup in Gambia, was arrested on 1 January. Initial reports indicated that he was being held at the National Intelligence Agency headquarters, but credible sources now indicate that he is no longer being held there.

1) Please write immediately in English or your own language:

  • Urging the authorities to immediately reveal the whereabouts of Yusupha Lowe and all other detainees;
  • Calling on the authorities to promptly charge Yusupha Lowe and all other detainees with an internationally recognizable criminal offense should there be sufficient evidence or else immediately release them;
  • Calling on the authorities to immediately provide all the people detained in relation to the December 2014 coup attempt access to their families and lawyers;
  • Urging authorities to ensure that all detainees are not subjected to torture or ill-treatment while in detention.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.
3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact! 
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with "UA 113/15" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent, 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.