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Mozambique: Further Information: Journalist’s request for provisional release rejected: Amade Abubacar

, Index number: AFR 41/9735/2019

On 18 January, Macomia’s District Judicial Court ruled that the pre-trial detention of journalist Amade Abubacar was lawful and ordered that he remain in detention awaiting trial. Mr. Abubacar was arrested by police on 5 January and transferred from the Macomia District Police Command to military detention in Mueda district. He was held incommunicado by military forces for 12 days before being transferred back into police custody. He is currently being held at the Macomia District Police Command.