Support of Vahid Afkari and Dorgelesse N'guessan
The City of Brussels 'adopts' two new persons at risk: Vahid Afkari and Dorgelesse N'guessan. This double adoption is part of the city's participation in Amnesty International's Ville Lumières label, a network that brings together cities and municipalities that stand up for the freedoms, values and rights that are the basis of democracy.
Through this network, a municipality can adopt one or more people at risk. On 5 December 2022, the City of Brussels adopted two new persons at risk: Vahid Afkari and Dorgelesse N'guessan.
Vahid Afkari and Dorgelesse N'guessan
External site Vahid Afkari, an Iranian arrested after his peaceful participation in national protests, has been repeatedly tortured and mistreated. Vahid is currently serving a prison sentence of more than 30 years.
External site Dorgelesse N'guessan, a Cameroonian hairdresser and single mother, was arrested during a demonstration in Douala in 2020. Dorgelesse was the breadwinner for her desperate family.
How to support?
Take part in Amnesty International's letter marathon. For Vahid or Dorgelesse, and others in danger, sign!
All petitions can be found here: External site Letters marathon 2022
International Human Rights Day at the City Hall (Saturday 10 December 2022)
The City of Brussels invites you on Saturday 10 December 2022 at the Militia Hall of the City Hall, from 4:30 pm, to sign these petitions but also to listen to testimonies, a small concert by Baï Kamara Jr, a drink,...