Urgent Action: Seven activists arrested and charged with treason
Seven activists arrested on different dates, are facing charges of treason after they attended a training organised by the Center for Non-Violence Action and Strategies (CANVAS) in the Maldives. Five of the activists have already appeared in court and were remanded in custody until 6 June. The offence ‘subverting a constitutional government’ carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison. These arrests are part of an ongoing crackdown on human rights defenders, activists and opposition members in the country and are an attempt by the government to stifle peaceful protest over the recently implemented austerity measures.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 12 JULY 2019
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English to:
President of Zimbabwe
Corner Sam Nujoma / Samora Machel
Salutation: Your Excellency President Mnangagwa
Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.
HIS EXCELLENCY COLONEL CHRISTIAN KATSANDE Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe House 429 Strand WC2R 0JR 020 7836 7755 Fax: 020 7379 1167 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com http://www.zimlondon.gov.zw
Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.