June 14, 2017

Urgent Action: Exiled Journalist Receiving Death Threats Online (Lesotho: UA 142.17)


Exiled investigative journalist Keiso Mohloboli has been receiving death threats and intimidation online after publishing a Facebook post.

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Exiled investigative journalist Keiso Mohloboli has been receiving death threats and intimidation online after publishing a Facebook post.

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

  • Urging the Lesotho authorities to take immediate measures to end continuing death threats and intimidation against Keiso Mohloboli and to ensure her safety and protection;
  • Calling on them to conduct thorough, impartial, independent and effective investigations into the allegations of death threats and intimidation against Keiso Mohloboli and bring those suspected to be responsible to justice in trials which meet international standards of fairness;
  • Calling on them to ensure that journalists and other media workers are able to carry out their work without fear of threats, intimidation, and harassment and guarantee the integrity of journalists and media workers against attacks or threats.

Contact these two officials before 26 July, 2017:

The Principle Secretary for the Ministry of Defence and national Security
Dr Mampho Molaoa
Ministry of Defence and national Security
Along Kingsway, Opposite national Library
P/Bag A166
Maseru 100, Lesotho
Fax: +266 22-310518
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Principle Secretary

Ambassador Prof. Eliachim Molapi Sebatane
Embassy of the Kingdom of Lesotho
2511 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington DC 20008
T: 202.797.5533
F: 202.234.6815
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 142.17
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