On March 28, Razily, a young Malagasy man, unarmed, stood tall as he carried a Malagasy flag while marching towards soldiers during a rally protesting the latest coup d’etat in Madagascar. As a shield, he wrapped a schoolbag around his chest.The soldiers fired at him in vain to deter him from walking any further. Razily kept on marching until he was surrounded by the soldiers who pushed him in the bed of their van. Another young man who approached the soldiers to inquire about Razily’s well being was also pushed in a pick-up truck. Since then Razily and his friend have been missing. We are concerned about their wellbeing. We are worried that they may be dead. We are preoccupied about the escalating disrespect for democracy and freedom of speech in Madagascar. Later on an official announcement by the armed forces stated that Razily and acquaintances will be tried for “flag theft”. All communications about Razily and his friend have ceased since. No news about their trial, no news about their whereabouts, no news about them being dead or alive.