Urgent Action Works!

Students in Togo have been released and evicted families in Chad have been offered compensation. These two cases show that the hard work we put in writing letters does work! We hope these cases inspire you to keep banging out those Urgent Actions!

Togo – Students arrested at demo released

Togolese students arrested on 28 March and 3 April, following demonstrations at the University of Kara, have been released.

Students Agnité Massama, Bitsioudi Birénam and Sidiba Mohamed who were arrested on 28 March at the University of Kara, have been released. All student union members, they had been charged with "incitement to revolt" following a demo about government grants.

The students were featured in a recent Amnesty Urgent Action campaign.

They were all released on 24 April without being brought to trial.  

See the attached files for more information.

Chad – Evicted families offered compensation

More than 600 people forcibly evicted from their homes in Sabbangali, N’Djamena, the capital of Chad, have been offered compensation and allocated plots of land to rebuild their houses in another area of N’Djamena.

The forced eviction of 670 people took place on 24 January 2012. Homes and a school were destroyed to make way for the construction of a new hotel. The case was featured in a recent Amnesty Urgent Action campaign.

Following a recent Amnesty Urgent Action campaign, an Amnesty delegation on mission in Chad was told the victims were going to receive money and land to build their houses in another area of N’Djamena.

Twenty three families forcibly evicted from their homes in Sabbangali received compensation on Friday 13 April 2012.

See the attached files for more information.

Or click here to find out more about the Amnesty Urgent Action Network

Downloads
Togo - UA 97/12 - Update
Togo - UA 97/12 - Original Action
Chad - UA 30/12 - Update
Chad - UA 30/12 - Original Action
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