Urgent Action outcome: Online activist sentenced to one year in prison
Ivoirian online activist, Soro Tangboho alias Carton Noir was sentenced to one year in prison for ‘disturbing the public order’ and ‘incitement to xenophobia’ on 7 June 2019. He was convicted without a lawyer present. He was arbitrarily arrested on 8 November 2018 in Korhogo town. While detained, he was subjected to torture and other ill-treatment.
Amnesty International continues to monitor Soro Tangboho’ situation and will respond to any developments as appropriate.
NO FURTHER ACTION IS REQUESTED FROM THE NETWORK. MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO SENT APPEALS.
This is the 1st and final update for UA 14/19 More information: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/afr31/0508/2019/en/