November 6, 2014

Sierra Leone: Return David Tam Baryoh’s Passport (281/14)




Sierra Leonean authorities have held the passport of journalist David Tam Baryoh since he was released on bail on 14 November 2014, thus hindering his work and personal life as he is unable to travel. He is a prisoner of conscience, targeted solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression.
1) Please write immediately in English or your own language:
  • Urging the authorities to remove any conditions on David Tam Baryoh’s release and to return his passport;
  • Urging the Independent Media Commission to lift the suspension of the radio program “Monologue” whilst an investigation is underway and ensure that any investigation and decision is in full compliance with the right to freedom of expression under regional and international human rights law;
  • Calling on the authorities to ensure that the right to freedom of expression is not unnecessarily restricted during and after the Ebola crisis, and that everyone is able to enjoy this right in conformity with international and regional human rights law and that journalists can carry out their work freely and without hindrance, intimidation or harassment.
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 281/14” 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.