Moussa Tchangari, secretary general for Alternative Espaces Citoyens in Niamey (member of the International Council of World Social Forums) and member of the Board of the Foundation Frantz Fanon, has been arrested on Monday May, 18.
He was arbitrarily detained in Niamey by the Counter Terrorism Cell originating from the Ministry of Justice.
According to his lawyer, the casefile is empty. He was accused of dealing with a terrorist venture by the Ministry of Interior and Public Security.
On the 27 of May, Moussa Tchangari was provisionally released, until the investigation progresses. He remains accused of activities likely to undermine the morale of the troops.
The sole purpose of his arrest was to prevent him from denouncing the many human rights violations experienced by the displaced populations of the islands of Lake Chad – and to maintain a feeling of insecurity within the Nigerian population which allows the State to rule through a strategy of domination and fear.
We must remain mobilized to get the dropping of all charges against him without any basis.
Let us continue the campaign, Moussa Tchangari is innocent
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President of the Republic of Niger, M. Issoufou Mahamadou : +227 20 72 24 72, Fax : + 227 20 73 34 30
Prime Minister, Brigi Rafini : Cabinet of the Prime Minister BP 893 Niamey, Niger : + 227 20 72 26 99, Fax : + 227 20 73 58 59
Minister of Justice, Marou Amadou : +227 08 00 11 11 Fax : +227 20 72 37 77
Minister of the Interior (Secretary of State), M. Massaoudou Hassoumi, Tel : +227 20 32 32 62, Fax : + 227 20 72 21 7
Niger Permanent Mission to the European Union, Fax : + 32 2 648 27 84
Niger Permanent Mission to United Nations, Geneva, 23 Avenue de France, 1202 Genève, Suisse. Tél : +41 22 979 24 50 – Fax : +41 22 979 24 51