Madagascar: Authorities must drop trumped-up charges against whistleblower Ravo Ramasomanana

Authorities must drop trumped-up charges of “undermining public order and public safety”, “inciting political unrest” and “inciting hatred” against former employee of the Ministry of Public Health and whistle-blower, Ravo Ramasomanana, for having posted a video on social media networks on 15 April 2021 reporting alleged acts of corruption within the Ministry of Public Health, 19 Civil Society organisations including Transparency International and Amnesty International said today. If convicted, Ramasomanana faces up to five years in prison for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression and exposing corruption instead of being protected by the authorities.

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