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Tech: Togo activist targeted by Indian-made spyware linked to cyber-mercenaries

Image of a phone homescreen with the spyware app 'ChatLite' installed
The spyware Android application masqueraded as a chat application named ChatLite © Amnesty

New investigation links Donot Team attacks and Innefu Labs, a cybersecurity company based in India First time Donot Team linked to cyberattacks on activists outside South Asia Spyware-loaded emails and fake Android applications could access device’s camera and microphone, steal photos and read WhatsApp messages ‘The surveillance industry is out of control with companies and cyber-mercenaries alike operating entirely in the shadows’ - Danna Ingleton Activists in Togo risk being targeted by shadowy cyber-mercenaries who use covert digital attacks to steal victims’ private information to sell to

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OPPOSITION MEMBERS RELEASED

Opposition members released

Brigitte Kafui Adjamagbo and Gérard Yaovi Djossou freed
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Urgent action outcome: Opposition members released

Political activists Brigitte Kafui Adjamagbo and Gérard Yaovi Djossou were released from detention on 17 December 2020.

1st update on UA 171/20

OPPOSITION MEMBERS ARBITRARILY DETAINED

Opposition members arbitrarily detained

Brigitte Kafui Adjamagbo - © private
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On 27 November, Gerard Yaovi Djossou was arrested in Lomé in traffic by plainclothes gendarmes. He was coming from a meeting with embassies. Brigitte Kafui Adjamagbo – who is also the West-Africa coordinator at the organisation, Women in Law and Development in Africa ( WILDAFF)- returned home following her visit at the SCRIC to see Gerard Yaovi Djossou accompanied by SCRIC agents, who searched her and her house, taking two backpacks containing personal documents, about ten notebooks, a computer and two hard drives.

On 21 April, 16 DMK members were arrested while they opposed the arrest of the opponent Agbéyomé Kodjo the same day. They were found guilty of “rebellion and complicity in rebellion” and sentenced to one year in prison with eight-months suspended. They were released on 25 August.

In February 2020, the Electoral Commission said that President Faure Gnassingbé had received 72% of the vote, compared with about 18% for his opponent Kodjo. Opposition leader Agbéyomé Kodjo has accused the authorities of widespread fraud and contested the re-election of Faure Gnassingbé.
 

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Urgent Action good news: Community leader freed after charges dropped in Togo

Salomée T. Abalodo, farmer and community leader, has been released after the Tribunal of Pagouda (Kara, northern region of Togo) dropped all charges against her.

1st update on UA 104/17 issued 23/05/2017

Urgent Action: Detained community leader wrongly charged in Togo

Salomée T. Abalodo, a farmer and community leader, has been charged with ‘rebellion’ and ‘participation in an unauthorised protest’.

UA 104/17 issued 10/05/2017

Urgent Action update: Four released on bail, five still detained in Togo

Two prisoners of conscience and two other men have been released on bail in Dapaong, Northern Togo.

2nd update on UA 94/16 issued 11/10/2016

Urgent Action update: Four released on bail, five still detained in Togo

Two prisoners of conscience and two other men have been released on bail in Dapaong, Northern Togo.

2nd update on UA 94/16 issued 11/10/2016

Urgent Action update: Prisoners of conscience, seven men still in jail in Togo

Two prisoners of conscience remain in arbitrary detention in Dapaong, Northern Togo. The Appeal Court of Kara on 6 June rejected their request to be released on bail.

1st update on UA 94/16 issued 11/07/2016

Urgent Action: Two prisoners of conscience, seven men held in Togo

Two men are arbitrarily detained in Dapaong, after they questioned the commemoration of the country’s Independence Day and called for justice for people who were killed during protests in Mango.

UA 94/16 issued 16/04/2016
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