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Urgent Action update: Activists cleared of charges, two awaiting trial in Niger

Three activists, Ibrahim Diori, Maïkoul Zodi, and Karim Tanko were released on 5 October after they were cleared of all charges. They had been detained for almost 6 months charged with organizing and participating in a prohibited protest" and "damaging of public property". Abdourahamane Idé Hassane was cleared of all charges on 19 April. He had earlier been released on bail. Two other activists are still awaiting trial in Zinder.

Please write immediately in French or your own language:
◼ Calling on the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release the two activists detained solely in relation
to their peaceful human rights work and other protesters detained solely for peacefully exercising their rights to
freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, and drop all charges against them;
◼ Urging them to guarantee that human rights defenders and activists in Niger are able to carry out their human
rights activities without unlawful restrictions 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 76

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. This is the first update of UA 93/18. Further information:

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