Urgent Action update: Detained journalist denied family visits

Journalist Amade Abubacar was transferred from the Macomia district prison to Mieze prison in Pemba district, the capital of Cabo Delgado province on 24 January. Since then prison authorities have denied him family visits. He was allowed one supervised visit with members of a Commission of the Mozambican Bar Association and his lawyer on 25 January where he alleged that he had been subjected to ill-treatment while in military detention. 

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


Honourable Minister of Justice, Constitutional and Religious Affairs
Joaquim Veríssimo
Av. Julius Nyerere 33
Maputo, Mozambique
Email: mjcr@mjcr.gov.mz 
Salutation: Dear Minister 


Copies to:

President of the National Human Rights Commission 
Luis Bitone 
Email: lbitnahe@gmail.com 

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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