10/19/2018

Urgent Action: Journalists and Activists Threatened (Mozambique: UA 186.18)


Local journalists and civil society activists have received anonymous death threats and intimidating phone calls and messages since 10 October. This began after their engagement in monitoring polling stations and publishing live municipal election results in Nacala-Porto and Nampula cities, Nampula province, in northern Mozambique.

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Local journalists and civil society activists have received anonymous death threats and intimidating phone calls and messages since 10 October. This began after their engagement in monitoring polling stations and publishing live municipal election results in Nacala-Porto and Nampula cities, Nampula province, in northern Mozambique.

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

  • Urging them to take immediate measures to end the continuing death threats and intimidation against these journalists and civil society activists and ensure their safety and protection and that of their families, in consultation with them;
  • Calling on them to conduct thorough, impartial, independent and effective investigations into the death threats and intimidation against them and their families, and bring those suspected to be responsible to justice in trials which meet international standards of fairness;
  • Calling on them to ensure a safe and enabling environment in which journalists, other media workers, activists and human rights defenders are able to carry out their work without fear of reprisals.

Contact these two officials by 30 November 2018:

Minister of Justice
Constitutional and Religious Affairs
Joaquim Veríssimo              

Av. Julius Nyerere 33
Maputo, Mozambique           
Fax: +258-21-494264
Salutation: Your Excellency 

Ambassador Carlos Dos Santos
Embassy of the Republic of Mozambique
1525 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC 20036

Phone: 202 293 7146 | Fax: 202 835 0245
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

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