Dawit Isaac case presented to African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights in Banjul

From Welcome to Asmarino Independent. Mon Feb 18 2013, 19:46:55

Reporters Without Borders welcomes the referral of the case of imprisoned Swedish-Eritrean journalist and writer Mr. Dawit Isaak to the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR). Dawit Isaak´s case will be discussed this week during the Commission´s extra-ordinary session 18-25 February in Banjul, The Gambia.

"The fact that the Commission has taken up our request means that it has found our submission substantial. It is an important first step in what I hope will result in a ruling against Eritrea. In that case, the Commission, who is the African Union´s main human rights body, will demand the release of Dawit Isaak", says Swedish lawyer Jesús Alcalá.

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