09/14/2018

Urgent Action Update: Activist Arbitrarily Detained (South Sudan: UA 147.18)


Bashir Ahmed Mohamed Babiker, a member of the South Sudanese civil society, was arrested by the National Security Service (NSS) in Yambio on Wednesday 8 August. He is being held at a NSS detention center in Yambio. No charges have been brought against him and he has not had access to a lawyer.

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Bashir Ahmed Mohamed Babiker, a member of the South Sudanese civil society, was arrested by the National Security Service (NSS) in Yambio on Wednesday 8 August. He is being held at a NSS detention centre in Yambio. No charges have been brought against him and he has not had access to a lawyer.  

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on South Sudanese authorities to immediately release Bashir Ahmed Mohamed Babiker, or charge him with a recognizable criminal offence;
  • Calling on South Sudanese authorities to ensure that Bashir Ahmed Mohamed Babiker is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment while in detention;
  • Calling on South Sudanese authorities to ensure Bashir Ahmed Mohamed Babiker is granted regular access to his family, any healthcare he may require from a qualified medical practitioner and a lawyer of his choice.

Contact these two officials by 8 October, 2018:
President of the Republic of South Sudan
Salva Kiir Mayardit

Twitter: @RepSouthSudan
Salutation: Dear President

Ambassador Garang Diing Akuong
Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan
1015 31st Street NW Suite 300, Washington, DC 20007

Phone: 202 293 7940 I Fax: 202 293 7941
Email: [email protected]@gmail.com
Contact form: http://www.southsudanembassyusa.org/contact/
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 147.18.
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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