Niger: Civil Societies raged over prolonged detention of Activist Sadat

Sadat Illiya Dan Malam who has been in detention since April 2018 has been charged with “participation in an insurrectional movement” and “conspiracy against the security of the state”.

On Wednesday, he appeared for his appeal trial, but final ruling will not be issued until November 20. This has uprated the Civil Societies frustration, given that his appeal trial was set for July 31, and again postponed to August 28.

Sadat was charged in relation to protest against the Finance Law that had been organized by civil society organizations in different parts of the country. Although the Charges were eventually dropped on May 20, he still remains in custody after a High Court prosecutor appealed the judge’s decision the same day.

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