24 influential civil society leaders in Niger charged to court

24 influential civil society leaders in Niger charged to court

07 Dec 2018, by Database Manager in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

24 influential civil society leaders in Niger charged to court for for leading a wave of popular protests against the country’s 2018 finance law that grants tax concessions to telecommunication agencies at the expense of citizens.

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceNiger Republic
Date of Occurrence17 Jul 2018
Legal FoundationsArticle 23 of the Nigerien Constitution gurantees that each person shall have the right to freedom of thought, opinion, expression, conscience, religion, and worship.
Rights ImplicatedRights of Assembly and Expression
Region of Occurrence Niger Republic Nigeria

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