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Newsletter n° 122 [ENG]

publié by Admin 2, le Tuesday 4 June 2019

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CALL FOR THE LIBERATION OF THE 9 CITIZENS WHO OPPOSE THE ILMENITE BASE TOLIARA EXPLOITATION PROJECT IN THE TOLIARA II DISTRICT

Nine inhabitants of Benetse, Ampototse and Tsiafanoke in the South-West region were arrested on May 2nd, 2019 and detained on May 9th following the decisions of the Public Prosecutor’s Office because they took part in the demonstration protest against the Ilmenite mining project of Base Toliara. The inhabitants of these villages performed the demonstration protest together on April 17th, 2019.

The trial of the 9 inhabitants mentioned below will take place on Friday May 24th at the Fianarantsoa Court :

1. Francklin RABEMANANJARA Edmond 
2. Sosia Tsiasa
3. Nicolas Rajaonarivelo
4. Zazà
5. Tolomana Sasima dit Daody
6. Mborozy dit Redomo
7. Raphael 
8. Ilaina Tovondrainy Martial
 9. Hugo 

The civil society organizations that signed this press release join the CRAAD-OI and Collectif TANY organizations, as well as all the human rights defenders who demand

  • respect for the rights of these 9 detainees to fair and impartial justice ;
  • the immediate release of these 9 Malagasy citizens who defend their rights, their means of livelihood and the lands inherited from their ancestors ;
  • the suppression of the repression of the population’s struggle for the defense of the national heritage and their ancestral lands ;
  • and a satisfactory response to the demands of the many inhabitants of the Toliara II district for stopping the Ilmenite Base Toliara extraction project.


May 20th, 2019

- CRAAD-OI / Independent Observatory of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OIDESCM)
- Association MA.ZO.TO.
- FMTTI Association (Fikambanana Miaro Tanindrazana and Tontolo Iainana)
- Association Zanadriake-Toliara I
- FIMAMI Association (Fikambanana Miaro ny Alan’ny Mikea)
- Platform of Civil Society Organizations of the Diana Region
- Representatives of the fokonolona of Vohilava, Vatovavy Fitovinany region
- Collective for the defense of Malagasy lands - TANY


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