Urgent Action Update: Refugees, asylum seekers held without charge

Fifteen refugees and asylum seekers (14 men, one woman) from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and one male refugee from Ethiopia have been arbitrarily detained for more than seven months. They have not been notified of the reason for their detention or of any criminal charges against them. According to Article 308 of the Criminal Procedural Code, a person cannot be held in pre-trial detention for more than 90 days after their arrest. They were arrested on 17 January at the Maratane Camp, in Nampula province.

Take action.



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

Minister Jaime Basílio Monteiro
Minister of Interior
Address: Av. Olof Palme 46/48, 
Maputo, Mozambique
Email: departamentocomunicacao2016@gmail.com 
or adimoamb@yahoo.com.br 
Salutation: Dear Minister Jaime Basílio Monteiro


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY MR FILIPE High Commission for the Republic of Mozambique 21 Fitzroy Square W1T 6EL 020 7383 3800 sectorconsular@mozambiquehc.co.uk 

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

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