Mozambique: Further information: Detained journalist yet to be charged: Amade Abubacar

Index Number: AFR 41/0154/2019

On 5 April, Journalist Amade Abubacar will have spent 90 days in detention. He has yet to be formally charged with a recognisable criminal offense or put on trial. After the 90 days, his detention will be illegal since Article 308 of the Criminal Procedural Code states that a person cannot be held in pre-trial detention for more than 90 days after their arrest. He is being held at Mieze prison in Pemba city, the capital of Cabo Delgado province.

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