Urgent Action: Journalist arbitrarily detained incommunicado

Amade Abubacar, a journalist at Nacedje community radio, was arrested on 5 January 2019, by the police in Macomia district, Cabo Delgado province, northern Mozambique. The police confiscated his cell phone, handcuffed him and took him to Macomia’s Police Station. Amade Abubacar was arrested when he was interviewing internally displaced civilians who fled their homes due to the intensification of violent attacks in the northern Cabo Delgado. Amade Abubacar is being held in incommunicado detention, he has not been officially charged with any crime and has not been granted access to his lawyer.

Take action.

 

PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 22 FEBRUARY 2019

 

Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Portuguese to:

 

Minister of Interior 
Jaime Basilio Monteiro 
Av. Olof Palme 46/48
Maputo, 
Mozambique 
departamentocomunicacao2016@gmail.com
adimoamb@yahoo.com.br
Salutation: Honourable Minister 

 

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY MR FILIPE CHIDUMO, High Commission for the Republic of Mozambique, 21 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 6EL tel: 020 7383 3800  Fax 020 7383 3801 email: sectorconsular@mozambiquehc.co.uk www.mozambiquehighcommission.org.uk, Salutation: Your Excellency

Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.

 

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