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Mozambique: Civil Society Calls for the Unconditional and Immediate Release of the Gaza-18 Election Party Delegates

, Index number: AFR 41/1427/2019

The undersigned civil society organizations strongly condemn the poor conditions of detention and ill-treatment of 18 election observers from the opposition New Democracy (ND) party in Guija district. The 18 were arrested by the Mozambican authorities in Chokwe district, Gaza province, while they were monitoring the voting process of the Mozambican general elections held on 15 October 2019. We strongly urge the Mozambican government to immediately and unconditionally release them.

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