May 8, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Activists Given Six-Month Suspended Sentence (Chad: UA 92.17)


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Two Chadian activists Nadjo Kaina Palmer and Bertrand Sollo have received a six-month suspended prison sentence. They are appealing this judgment. The two activists were arrested and charged with conspiracy and calling an unauthorized gathering.

 

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet.
  • Calling on Chadian authorities to immediately quash the convictions and sentences of  Nadjo Kaina Palmer and Bertrand Sollo, ensuring that they are not detained, as they have been sentenced solely for the peaceful exercise of their rights to freedom of expression and association;
  • Urging them to end all forms of intimidation and harassment, in particular by the ANS, against human rights activists and defenders in Chad;
  • Urging them to protect and ensure the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly for all in conformity with Chad’s international human rights obligations.
 
Contact these two officials before 19 June, 2017: 
Minister of Justice
Ahmat Mahamat Hassan
Ministry of Justice
P.O. Box 2100
N’Djamena, Chad
Email:[email protected] or [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Minister 
 
His Excellency Mr Ambassador Mahamat Nasser Hassane
Embassy of the Republic of Chad
2401 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
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 92.17 
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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