April 19, 2017

Urgent Action: University Lecturer Must Be Released (Uganda: UA 89.17)


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Dr Stella Nyanzi, a Ugandan university lecturer, was arrested on 7 April and subsequently charged with insulting the president and violating his right to privacy. She remains in detention awaiting a court hearing on 25 April and may be subjected to a mental health evaluation.

 

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Calling on the Ugandan authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Dr Stella Nyanzi as she is a prisoner of conscience held solely for her peaceful expression;
  • Urging them to comply with Uganda’s obligations under its constitution and international human rights law to respect, protect and fulfil her rights to liberty and freedom of expression;
  • Urging them to ensure, that she is protected from torture and other ill-treatment pending her release.
Contact these two officials by 25 May, 2017:
Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs
Major General (rtd) Kahinda Otafiire
Bauman House, Plot 5, Parliament Avenue
P. O. Box 7183
Kampala, Uganda
Fax: +25641254829
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Major General
H.E. Ambassador Oliver Wonekha, Embassy of the Republic of Uganda
5911 16th St. NW, Washington DC 20011
Phone: 1 202 726 7100  I  Fax: 1 202 726 1727
Email: [email protected] –OR- [email protected]
 –OR- [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 89.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.
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