Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International denounce the “partisanship” of the security forces order keeping in Guinea.

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Two international organizations denounce the “partisanship” of the security forces Order keeping. Guinea is going through a political and social crisis related to the communal elections of February 4, 2018. To this there must be added the teachers’ strike. These crises do not leave international organizations indifferent. Through a joint statement, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, both human rights NGOs, denounce the “partisanship” of the defense and security forces in the fulfillment of their mission. “Since the beginning of 2018, deadly political violence has escalated in Guinea, causing tragic losses of life and property in the capital and beyond,” said Corinne Dufka, director of research for West Africa to Human Rights Watch. The Republican opposition, which has agreed to suspend its series of demonstrations, at the request of Christian religious leaders, intends to resume it on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Playing the role of whistleblower, these two NGOs are asking the forces of security of more professionalism and neutrality. “While new protests are planned in Guinea, it is essential that the security forces prove that they are able to act in a neutral and professional manner to protect both opposition and government supporters. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International have documented since 2010 property destruction in markets by gangs associated with the ruling party, often with members of the security forces and, to a lesser extent, opposition supporters. On March 12, protesters ransacked media offices in Conakry, ” said the statement. Both organizations express their concern over the recent rise of hate and violence messages.

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