October 10, 2017

Urgent Action: Environmental Rights Defender Falsely Accused (Madagascar: UA 237.17)


Malagasy environmental human rights defender Raleva has been detained based on the false charge of ‘use of false title’. This comes after he publicly challenged a Chinese gold mining company to provide proof that it had been granted mining and environmental permits to proceed with its activities. There are also health concerns for Raleva as he has yet to fully recover from a surgery he underwent several months ago.

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Malagasy environmental human rights defender Raleva has been detained based on the false charge of ‘use of false title’. This comes after he publicly challenged a Chinese gold mining company to provide proof that it had been granted mining and environmental permits to proceed with its activities. There are also health concerns for Raleva as he has yet to fully recover from a surgery he underwent several months ago.

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

  • Urging authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Raleva as he is being detained solely for his peaceful human rights activism;
  • Calling on them to ensure that pending his release, Raleva is granted immediate access to adequate medical care;
  • Calling on them to ensure the criminal justice system is not misused to target human rights defenders.

Contact these two officials by 21 November 2017:
Madame la Ministre de la Justice
Mme RASOLO Elise Alexandrine,
43 Rue Joel Rakotomolala
Faravohitra – Antananarivo
Madagascar
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Son Excellence

Charge d’Affaires Velotiana Rakotoanosy Raobelina, Embassy of Madagascar
2374 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington DC 20008
Tel: 202 265 5525
Fax: 202 265 3034
Email: [email protected]
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 237.17
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