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Juppe’s lawyer reassures opponents Djibouti


The French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe, said March 15 the lawyer Olivier Morice. The latter had written on March 3, on the eve of the event that the opposition had scheduled in Djibouti and which have not occurred following the ban of the authorities (ION 1303). Speaking as a lawyer in charge of the interests of opposition leaders – Ismail Gedi Hared, Aden Robleh Awaleh and Mohamed Daoud Chehem – Morice attracted the attention of the French Minister on Threats, violence and imprisonment in the house stop Gabode which these leaders and their relatives were victims. Acts, he said, “motivated solely by the fact that they intend to express their disagreement with the current head of state, Mr. Ismail Omar Guelleh.

Alain Juppe replied by stating that its staff had followed “closely” in recent weeks, the events that took place in Djibouti, “especially after the events of February.” He revealed that France’s ambassador to Djibouti, Rene Forceville, had “inquired of the authorities of the situation of opposition leaders and activists of human rights”. Affirming that Paris was in close contact with the Djibouti authorities on the subject, Alain Juppe tried to reassure opponents’ counsel, stating that “France is vigilant in respect of human rights, particularly freedom of exp ression” in Djibouti as “elsewhere”. In conclusion, he made a promise to Mr. Morice: “We are also very attentive to the conduct of the presidential election next month, we want free and transparent”.

A wish that will be difficult to achieve, however, the opposition boycotted the poll after failing to present themselves in good conditions. The only competitor of the incumbent president will be April 8 and a former official of his regime, the former chairman of the Constitutional Council, Mohamed Warsama Ragueh.

(In the drafting of the Indian Ocean Newsletter: I know it’s not very legal, but we can not afford to pay all your items, and your information has been vital in the media blockade imposed by our system)

“When the government violates the rights of the people, insurrection is for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of rights and the most indispensable of duties.”




About labo22

Hi, this is Labaale your average concerned citizen of Horn of Africa, we’re really worried about the stability of this war torn region, we have the worst dictators from around the world, ironically supported by the Western Countries supposedly the advocators of democracy, transparency, good governance and human Right, If regime change is really needed this is the place to start, we have no short of rootless dictators from MELES Zenawi of Ethiopia,ISMAIL Guelleh of Djibouti,RAYAALE Kahin of self-declared Somaliland and ISAIAS Afwerk of Eritrea.


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