05/16/2018

Urgent Action: Five Activists Arrested for Organising Protests (Niger: UA 93.18)


Five activists, Ibrahim Diori, Maïkoul Zodi, Abdourahamane Idé Hassane, Sadat Illiya Dan Malam and Yahaya Badamassi, were arrested between 15 and 25 April in Niger. Abdourahamane Idé Hassane has been released on bail while the other four activists are still in detention.

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Five activists, Ibrahim Diori, Maïkoul Zodi, Abdourahamane Idé Hassane, Sadat Illiya Dan Malam and Yahaya Badamassi, were arrested between 15 and 25 April in Niger. Abdourahamane Idé Hassane has been released on bail while the other four activists are still in detention.

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

  • Calling on the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release the five activists detained solely in relation to their peaceful human rights work as well as any protestor detained solely for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, and drop all charges against them including Abdourahamane Idé Hassane who has been released on bail;
  • Urging them to guarantee that activists and human rights defenders in Niger are able to carry out their legitimate human rights activities without fear of reprisals and unlawful restrictions.

Contact these two officials by 25 June, 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]
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
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