English PEN joins the Writers in Prison Committee of PEN International in welcoming the release pending trial of Le Républicain editor Boukary Daou. Daou had been detained for 27 days on charges of ‘inciting disobedience’ and ‘publishing false news’ in relation to an open letter he published in March 2013. Whilst we welcome Daou’s release, we continue to call for all charges against him to be dropped. Please join us.
For further information on Daou’s case, please visit the PEN International website.
Please send appeals:
- Welcoming the release pending trial of Le Républicain editor Boukary Daou;
- Calling on the authorities to drop the charges of ‘inciting disobedience’ and ‘spreading false news’ against Daou.
M. Dioncounda Traore
Salutation: Your Excellency
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
Or via your nearest Malian embassy.