March 29, 2016

South Sudan: Release Professor Leonzio Angole Onek (UA 64/16)

Prof. Leonzio Angole Onek was arrested on 7 December 2015 in Juba, South Sudan and taken to the National Security Service (NSS) headquarters in the Jebel neighbourhood. He has had no access to his family while in detention and has not been allowed legal representation.  
1) Please write immediately in English or your own language:
  • Urging the South Sudanese authorities to either charge Prof. Leonzio Angole Onek with a recognizable offence, consistent with international standards, and present him before a competent judicial authority or immediately release him;
  • Urging them to ensure that he is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment while in detention;
  • Urging them to grant him access to lawyers of his own choosing, and also to allow visits from his family;
  • Urging them to ensure that Prof. Leonzio Angole Onek is able to effectively exercise his right to the highest attainable standard of health.
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 64/16" 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.