May 30, 2017

Urgent Action: Activist’s Whereabouts Unknown After Arrest (Chad: UA 118.17)


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Chadian activist Maoundoe Decladore Djikoldingam is being held incommunicado in an unknown location after he was arrested by four armed men in plainclothes in Moundou, in the south of Chad on 5 May. He may have been subjected to enforced disappearance.

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

  • Calling upon Chadian authorities to immediately disclose Maoundoe Decladore Djikoldingam’s whereabouts;
  • Urging them to immediately release Maoundoe Decladore Djikoldingam if he is in state custody, unless he is to be charged promptly with a recognizable criminal offence, in line with international law and standards;
  • Urging them to ensure that pending his release, he is not subjected to torture and other ill-treatment and is allowed regular access to his lawyers, to family visits and to adequate medical attention;
  • Urging the authorities to end all forms of intimidation and harassment, in particular by the ANS, against all other human rights activists and defenders in Chad.

Contact these two officials by 12 June, 2017:
Minister of Justice
Ahmat Mahamat Hassan
Ministry of Justice
P.O. Box 2100
N’Djamena, Chad
Email: ahmatconseiller@yahoo.fr or angarboa@gmail.com
Salutation: Dear Minister

His Excellency Mr Ambassador Mahamat Nasser Hassane
Embassy of the Republic of Chad
2401 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
Phone: (202) 652-1312 I Email: info@chadembassy.us
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 118.17
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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