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Niger: Further Information: Activist sentenced to one year, others released

, Index number: AFR 43/8856/2018

Three activists, Moussa Tchangari, Ali Idrissa and Nouhou Arzika were released on 24 July after being handed a three-month suspended sentence. A fourth activist, Lirwana Abdourahmane, was sentenced to one year in prison for “contempt of court by speaking” on 23 July and remains imprisoned. The four human rights defenders were among a group of people arrested and detained on 25 March by security forces in Niamey, Niger in connection with a peaceful protest.

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