Media Foundation For West Africa’ (MFWA) Submission to the Second UPR of Niger.

Media Foundation For West Africa’ (MFWA) Submission to the Second UPR of Niger.

12 Dec 2018, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

Civil Society activist Nouhou Arzika was arrested and detained at the Criminal Investigation Department for allegedly breaching national security. His arrest and detention was likely a result of a TV interview in which he condemned the “poor conditions” of Nigerien soldiers fighting Boko Haram in Diffa Region, which borders Nigeria.

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceNiger Republic
Date of Occurrence24 May 2015
Security Agents InvolvedCriminal Investigation Department
Legal FoundationsArticle 23 of the Nigerien Constitution.
Rights ImplicatedFreedom of Expression.

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