Urgent Action: Yemeni academic held incommunicado
Professor and political figure Youssef al-Bawab has been held in incommunicado detention in Sana’a’s Political Security Office (PSO) since 2 April 2019 and is at heightened risk of being tortured. He has been detained since 20 October 2016. In April 2017, he was accused of charges that carry the death penalty. The legal proceedings against him have been seriously flawed, including enforced disappearance, excessive pre-trial detention, undue delays in his trial, allegations of torture and other ill-treatment, and lack of access to legal counsel and medical care. Amnesty calls on the Huthi de facto authorities to drop all charges and immediately release him as the organization believes that he is being prosecuted on trumped-up charges used to punish him for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 30 MAY 2019
Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Arabic to:
Ansarullah Representative at Peace Talks
Salutation: Dear Mohamed Abdelsalam
Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.
HIS EXCELLENCY DR YASSIN SAEED NOMAN AHMED, 57 Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2ED, 020 7584 6607 Fax 020 7589 3350 email@example.com
Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.