Saturday, 11 June 2011

DH and Amnesty International in Cote d'Ivoire: Ouattara denies visit of Human rights Organisations to Gbagbo

FIDH and Amnesty International in Cote d'Ivoire: Ouattara denies visit of Human rights Organisations to Gbagbo
June 7, 2011
The head of the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH), Mrs. Souhayr Belhasser, revealed yesterday during a news conference in Pullman, the Plateau, Alassane Ouattara refused a visit of the organizations human right to Laurent Gbagbo and ex-officials of his regime held for nearly two months, inside the country. "We have asked to make visit to President Laurent Gbagbo, Ouattara said that currently it is not possible, but it is not excluded," she said. Why? Mrs. Souhayr Belhasser remained silent. According to André Kamaté, president of the Ivorian League of Human Rights (LIDHO), Ouattara argued that he did not want there is too much "publicity" on the conditions of detention of Laurent Gbagbo.

The President of FIDH said that human rights have asked the authority to clarify the situation of 37 detainees Pergola, charging them or releasing them. Mrs. Souhayr Belhasser raised the crucial issue of security, which created a climate of fear among Ivorians. In this regard, it demanded that the military return to their positions, returning to barracks. "There are still abuses being committed and security is not assured," she says, adding, "the problem of security is essential."

The Honorary President of the FIDH, Mr. Sidiki Kaba said that Cote d'Ivoire has a triple crisis: political crisis, identity crisis and economic crisis. " To get the country out of this situation, it is imperative that Ivorians are reconciled. Reconciliation which necessarily by him, by the imperative of justice. "The imperative of justice must be the same for everyone," he argued. He argued that the absence of a fair trial could be a new source of future violence. To this end, he demanded that all perpetrators of crimes being accountable. I Sidiki Kaba said that this challenge will not be a game, because in the current situation, the Ivorian justice is on the ground. "Justice has no prison, no judiciary police officer. We must reform the Ivorian justice, "he said.

Me and Mrs. Souhayr Kaba were surrounded by representatives of the Ivorian Movement for Human Rights (MIDH) and LIDHO.

Caesar Ebrokié.