April 19, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Chadian Activist Freed, Two Others On Trial (Chad: UA 92.17)

Chadian activist Dingamnayal Nely Versinis has been released. Fellow activists Nadjo Kaina Palmer and Bertrand Sollo, detained at Amsinene prison, are on trial for their role in calling for peaceful protests. A verdict on their case is expected on 4 May. They are prisoners of conscience.


Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
  • Urging the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Nadjo Kaina and Bertrand Sollo as they are prisoners of conscience arrested and detained solely for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression;
  • Urging them to ensure that Nadjo Kaina and Bertrand Sollo are not subjected to torture and other ill-treatment pending their release, and are allowed regular access to their lawyers, to family visits, to medical attention and to all basic necessities; 
  • Urging the authorities to end all forms of intimidation and harassment, in particular by the ANS, against all other human rights activists and defenders in Chad.
Contact these two officials by 9 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
Phone: (202) 652-1312
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador 
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.