01/30/2018

Urgent Action: Opposition Member Risks Further Ill-Treatment (Gabon: UA 18.18)


Gabonese political opposition member, Bertrand Zibi Abeghe, has alleged that he was subjected to ill-treatment while in detention after a mobile phone was found in his cell at Libreville central prison. He has since been moved to a cell block notoriously known for over-crowding and where prisoners are held in the dark with no access to sunlight.

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Gabonese political opposition member, Bertrand Zibi Abeghe, has alleged that he was subjected to ill-treatment while in detention after a mobile phone was found in his cell at Libreville central prison. He has since been moved to a cell block notoriously known for over-crowding and where prisoners are held in the dark with no access to sunlight.

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

  • Urging the authorities to conduct prompt, independent and impartial investigations into allegations of torture and other ill-treatment he has been subjected to and bring all those suspected to be responsible to justice;
  • Urging them to ensure that Bertrand has regular access to his family and lawyers and ensure he is not subjected to further torture and other ill-treatment while in detention;
  • Urging them to end all forms of intimidation and harassment against political opposition members and human rights defenders in Gabon, including through the misuse of the criminal justice system.

Contact these two officials by 13 March, 2018:

Minister of Justice
Francis Nkea Nzigue
P.O. Box 547
Libreville, Gabon
Salutation: Dear Minister

Ambassador Michael Moussa-Adamo, Embassy of the Gabonese Republic
2034 20th St. NW, Washington DC 20009
Phone: 202.797.1000
Fax: 202.332.0668
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @GabonEmbassyDC
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

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