12/07/2018

Urgent Action Update: Activist Cleared of Charges, Another Awaiting Trial (Niger: UA 93.18)


Activist Yahaya Badamassi has been released after he was cleared of all charges by the Appeal Court of Zinder on 6 December. He had been detained for eight months charged with “participation in an insurrectional movement” and “conspiracy against state security”. Activist Sadat Illiya Dan Malam is still in detention awaiting trial.

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Activist Yahaya Badamassi has been released after he was cleared of all charges by the Appeal Court of Zinder on 6 December. He had been detained for eight months charged with “participation in an insurrectional movement” and “conspiracy against state security”. Activist Sadat Illiya Dan Malam is still in detention awaiting trial.

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

  • Calling on the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Sadat Illiya Dan Malam detained solely in relation to his human rights work and drop all charges against him;
  • Urging them to guarantee that human rights defenders and activists in Niger are able to carry out their human rights activities without any intimidation, harassment and fear of reprisals

Contact these two officials by 18 January, 2019:

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
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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