10/12/2018

Urgent Action Update: Activists Cleared of Charges, Two Awaiting Trial (Niger: UA 93.18)


Three activists, Ibrahim Diori, Maïkoul Zodi, and Karim Tanko were released on 5 October after they were cleared of all charges. They had been detained for almost 6 months charged with organizing and participating in a prohibited protest” and “damaging of public property”. Abdourahamane Idé Hassane was cleared of all charges on 19 April. He had earlier been released on bail. Two other activists are still awaiting trial in Zinder.

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Three activists, Ibrahim Diori, Maïkoul Zodi, and Karim Tanko were released on 5 October after they were cleared of all charges. They had been detained for almost 6 months charged with organizing and participating in a prohibited protest” and “damaging of public property”. Abdourahamane Idé Hassane was cleared of all charges on 19 April. He had earlier been released on bail. Two other activists are still awaiting trial in Zinder.

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

  • Calling on the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release the two activists detained solely in relation to their peaceful human rights work and other protesters detained solely for peacefully exercising their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, and drop all charges against them;
  • Urging them to guarantee that human rights defenders and activists in Niger are able to carry out their human rights activities without unlawful restrictions and fear of reprisals

Contact these two officials by 22 November, 2018:

President of the Republic of Niger
M. Issoufou Mahamadou
Palais Présidentiel
Boulevard de la République,
Niamey, Niger
Fax: + 227 20 73 34 30
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear President

Ambassador H.E Professor Hassana Alidou,
Embassy of the Republic of Niger
2204 R St. NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202 483 4224
Fax: 202 483 3169
Email: [email protected]r.org
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 93.18
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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