Urgent Action: Detained online activist alleges torture in prison
Soro Tangboho alias Carton noir, an outspoken online activist, was arbitrarily arrested on 8 November 2018 in the town of Korhogo (the north of the country). He was detained and subjected to torture and other ill-treatment for while live streaming a video on Facebook showing police officers who were, according to him, extorting money from motorists. He has been accused of disrupting public order. Soro Tangboho is currently hospitalized at the MACA prison clinic.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 19 MARCH 2019
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or French to:
Minister of Justice and Human Rights
M. Sansan Kambilé
Imm. Symphonie - Rue du commerce (ex- CNA), Abidjan, plateau.
01 BP 2020 Abidjan 01
Fax: +225) 20 32 08 81
Salutation: Dear Minister
And copies to:
President of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire
M. Alassane Ouattara
Place de la République
Plateau - 01 BP 1354 Abidjan 01
Fax: +225) 20 22 54 70
Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.
HIS EXCELLENCY MR GEORGES ABOUA, Embassy of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, 2 Upper Belgrave Street SW1X 8BJ, 020 7235 6991, Fax 0207 259 5320, TELEX 23906 Ivory Coast
Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.