June 23, 2017

Urgent Action: Yemeni Academic Held Incommunicado For 57 Days (Yemen: UA 150.17)


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Professor and political figure Mustafa al-Mutawakel has been held incommunicado by the internationally recognized Yemeni government forces in an unknown location for almost two months. He is in urgent need of medical care and at risk of torture or other ill-treatment.

 

1) TAKE ACTION

Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on the internationally recognized government of President Hadi to release Mustafa al-Mutawakel immediately, unless he is promptly transferred to proper judicial authorities and charged with a recognizable criminal offence, in line with international law and standards;
  • Urging them, in the meantime, to ensure that he is granted immediate access to the medical treatment he requires, prompt and regular access to his family and a lawyer of his choosing, and ensure he is protected from torture and other ill-treatment.

Contact these two officials by 3 August, 2017:

Director General of the Presidential Office of President Hadi
Abdullah Al-Alimi
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Your Excellency

Ambassador Ahmed Awad
Embassy of the Republic of Yemen
2319 Wyoming Ave NW, Washington DC 20008
Phone: 1 202 965 4760
Fax: 1 202 337 2017
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 150.17
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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