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Urgent Action update: Activist cleared of charges, another awaiting trial

Activist Yahaya Badamassi has been released after he was cleared of all charges by the Appeal Court of Zinder on 6 December. He had been detained for eight months charged with “participation in an insurrectional movement” and “conspiracy against state security”. Activist Sadat Illiya Dan Malam is still in detention awaiting trial.

Take action.

Please write immediately in French or your own language:

  • Calling on the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Sadat Illiya Dan Malam detained solely in relation to his human rights work and drop all charges against him;
  • Urging them to guarantee that human rights defenders and activists in Niger are able to carry out their human rights activities without any intimidation, harassment and fear of reprisals




President of the Republic of Niger

M. Issoufou Mahamadou

Palais Présidentiel  

Boulevard de la République,

Niamey, Niger

Fax: + 227 20 73 34 30


Salutation: Your Excellency                


Minister of Justice, Human Rights and Attorney General

M. Marou Amadou  

Boulevard du Djermaganda BP 466

Niamey, Niger        

Fax: +227 20 72 37 77           

Salutation: Your Excellency


And copies to:

Minister of State for the Interior Public Security, Decentralization, and Customary and Religious Affairs

M. Mohamed Bazoum            

BP 893

Niamey, Niger        

Fax: +227 20 72 21


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY MR ABDERAHAMANE ASSANE MAYAKI Embassy of the Republic of Niger 154 Rue de Longchamp 75116 Paris FRANCE (00) 331 45 04 80 60 Fax (00) 331 45 04 79 73

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


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