Guinea-Bissau: Fear for safety/ Intimidation: Luís Vaz Martins (m)

Guinea-Bissau: Fear for safety/ Intimidation: Luís Vaz Martins (m)

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Index Number: AFR 30/002/2009
Date Published: 2 April 2009
Categories: Guinea-bissau

Luís Vaz Martins, lawyer and president of the Human Rights League of Guinea-Bissau has received threats from an armed individual after publicly condemning the arrest and torture of prominent lawyer Pedro Infanda and the beating of former Prime Minister and current Court President Francisco José Fadul. As a result he and other members of the Human Rights League are concerned for their personal safety and have taken precautions such as altering their normal activities.


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