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13 sept. 2018 | 13h38 UTC

Niger: Protests possible in Niamey over controversial trial from September 18

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Civil society protests possible over controversial activists’ trial from September 18; avoid all gatherings

TIMEFRAME expected from 13/9/2018, 12h00 until 20/9/2018, 11h59 (Africa/Niamey). COUNTRY/REGION Niamey

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The trial of several prominent civil society activists is set to resume on September 18 at the Tribunal de Grande Instance in the capital Niamey. Given the sensitive nature of the trial, supporters may attempt to gather outside the courthouse, which would likely prompt the security forces to disperse them, potentially using forceful measures. 


Several activists were arrested and jailed in March for having participated in an unauthorized demonstration against the 2018 budget law. Among the arrested activists, 15 were freed in July while four others are awaiting trial.

The budget law is seen by the civil society as being discriminating to the general population as it will increase taxes on housing and electricity.


Individuals in Niamey during the trial should avoid the vicinity of the courthouse due to the risk of localized clashes between activists and the security forces.


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