[Mali] Editor imprisoned for publishing open letter

English PEN joins the Writers in Prison Committee of PEN International in protesting the continued detention of Le Républicain editor Boukary Daou. Daou was charged with ‘inciting disobedience’ and ‘publishing false news’ following the publication of an open letter on 6 March 2013. PEN is calling for the charges against Daou to be dropped and for his immediate and unconditional release.

For further information on Daou’s case, please visit the PEN International website.


Please send appeals:

• Protesting the imprisonment of Le Républicain editor Boukary Daou in relation to his publication of an open letter;
• Calling on the Malian authorities to drop all charges against Daou and for his immediate and unconditional release;
• Until such time as Daou is released, ensure he has full access to legal and medical assistance;
• Ensure that allegations that Daou was assaulted while in prison are thoroughly investigated.

Send your appeals to:

Interim President
M. Dioncounda Traore
Salutation: Your Excellency

Prime Minister
M. Diango Cissoko
Salutation: Dear Prime Minister

Minister of Justice
M. Malick Coulibaly
Salutation: Dear Minister

At the following address:
ACI 2000 Hamdallaye, Bamako, BP E 5467
Tel: +223 229 54 18/ 229 94 21/ 229 94 13
Email: dg@agetic.gov.ml

Or via your nearest Malian embassy.

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Cat Lucas is English PEN's Writers at Risk Programme Manager

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