ASGI is shocked to learn that Moussa Tchangari, secretary general of the Nigerien Alternative Espaces Citoyens (AEC) association, was arrested at the end of a demonstration held in Niamey on March 15, 2020 and is still being held arbitrarily.
Country of transit both for migratory flows within the continent, and for those that have as destination Europe. Niger is considered by European policies as a strategic outpost for border control, largely demonstrated by the funds invested to control the migration phenomenon. Is of crucial importance to monitor: the access to asylum applications by asylum seekers in the country following illegitimate rejections from Libya, including a high number of trafficking victims who are not adequately assisted; the role of international agencies such as Frontex, IOM and UNHCR; the use and storage of biometric data.
From June 14 to 19, 2019 three lawyers of the Sciabaca and Oruka projects and a cultural mediator, carried out a second study visit to Niger to further investigate the findings the first mission carried out in November 2018.