February 10, 2016

South Sudan: Release Joseph Bangasi Bakosoro (UA 30/16)

Joseph Bangasi Bakosoro, former governor of Western Equatoria state has been in arbitrary detention without charge or trial since 22 December 2015, at the National Security Service (NSS) headquarters in Juba. He has also been denied access to a lawyer, though his family now has access to him.
1) Please write immediately in English, Arabic or your own language:
  • Urging the South Sudanese authorities to immediately charge Joseph Bangasi Bakosoro with a recognizable offence in proceedings which meet international fair trial standards or release him;
  • Urging them to ensure that he is not subjected to torture and other ill-treatment while in detention;
  • Urging them to grant him access to a lawyer of his own choosing, and continued regular visits from his family.
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 30/16" 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.