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Niger: Timeline of the arrest of Ali Idrissa & other activists

Author: Publish What You Pay, Published on: 25 July 2014

“Arrest of PWYP Activist Ali Idrissa in Niger on day of President Hollande's visit”, 21 Jul 2014 

Update 21/7 - All arrested activists were freed on Friday evening, but will be summoned by a judge this week…Update 14:35 18/07 - Mr. Ali Idrissa was released earlier today, but he has been told that once Hollande’s visit is over, the authorities will come to pick him up and take him to a judge. The ten members from ROTAB and other civil society groups who were also arrested this morning remain in custody at the “école de police”…Update 9:50 18/07-Ten members of ROTAB, including Mrs Solli Ramatou and Mrs Naomi Stansley have been arrested in Niamey. Publish What You Pay condemns the arrest of Ali Idrissa…Ten other members of ROTAB were arrested later this morning. These arrest followed yesterday's press conference where Mr. Idrissa discussed AREVA’s recent deal with Niger and the visit of the French President François Hollande to West Africa…[he] called on AREVA to respect Niger’s laws and denounced aspects of the France - Niger relationship as neo-colonial...Ali Idrissa is the coordinator of ROTAB and PWYP Niger and has long campaigned on issues of extractive transparency and natural resources. He is also on the International Board of EITI (Extractive Transparency Industry Initiative). Most recently, he led a campaign to ensure that Niger got a fair deal for its uranium in the country’s renegotiation of their contract with AREVA…


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