06/21/2018

Urgent Action: Trust Fund Boss Goes Missing From Police Custody (Lesotho: UA 113.18)


Head of the Maesaiah Thabane Trust Fund (MTTF), Makarabo Mojakhomo’s whereabouts are unknown after police claim that she escaped from custody on 31 May in Maseru, Lesotho’s capital. She was brought in for questioning following allegations that she had defrauded Maesaiah Thabane Trust Fund- a trust fund founded by the First Lady. Makarabo’s family fear that she has been subjected to enforced disappearance given the history of such cases in the country involving security forces.

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Head of the Maesaiah Thabane Trust Fund (MTTF), Makarabo Mojakhomo’s whereabouts are unknown after police claim that she escaped from custody on 31 May in Maseru, Lesotho’s capital. She was brought in for questioning following allegations that she had defrauded Maesaiah Thabane Trust Fund- a trust fund founded by the First Lady. Makarabo’s family fear that she has been subjected to enforced disappearance given the history of such cases in the country involving security forces.

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

  • Conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into the disappearance of Makarabo Mojakhomo and share the findings publicly, including with her family, and to reveal her whereabouts;
  • Ensure that those suspected of criminal responsibility are brought to justice in a trial that meets international standards without recourse to the death penalty;
  • End the practice of enforced disappearances by security forces in the country.

Contact these two officials by 2 August, 2018:
Minister of Police and Public Safety
Mampho Mokhele

Level 8, Avani Maseru Office Block
Maseru, Lesotho
Fax: +266 2232 1179
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Minister

Ambassador Prof. Eliachim Molapi Sebatane,
Embassy of the Kingdom of Lesotho
2511 Massachusetts Ave. NW,

Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202 797 5533 I Fax: 202 234 6815
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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