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Urgent Action update: Journalist granted provisional release

Journalist Amade Abubacar was granted provisional release from Mieze Prison in Pemba City on 23 April. He is back home with his family awaiting trial for charges of “public incitement of a crime through electronic media”, “incitement” and “injury against public forces officials”. A date for his trial is yet to be set.

Take action.




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


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


And copies to:

Minister of Interior
Jaime Basílio Monteiro 
Ministry of Interior 
Av. Olof Palme 46/48, 
Maputo, Mozambique 
Email: or 
Salutation: Dear Honourable Minister

President of the Republic of Mozambique
Filipe Jacinto Nyusi 
Avenida Julius Nyerere, PABX 2000 
Maputo, Mozambique 
Facebook (@NyusiConfioemti), Twitter (@FNyusi) 


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:  Salutation: Your Excellency

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

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