OHCHR / CHAD UPDATE

30-Apr-2021 00:02:37
The spokesperson for the UN Human Rights Office said they are "deeply disturbed by the apparently disproportionate use of force - including the use of live ammunition,"against protesters in Chad this week, particularly on Tuesday "when six people were reportedly killed and several wounded in the capital N'Djaména and in the second largest Chadian city of Moundou." UNTV CH
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STORY: OHCHR / CHAD UPDATE
TRT: 2:37
SOURCE: UNTV CH
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 30 April 2021 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
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1. Wide shot, press room
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Marta Hurtado, Spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR):
« Nous sommes profondément troublés par l'usage apparemment disproportionné de la force - y compris l'utilisation de balles réelles - par les forces de défense et de sécurité dans le cadre des manifestations au Tchad cette semaine, en particulier mardi lorsque six personnes auraient été tuées et plusieurs blessées dans la capitale N’Djaména et dans la deuxième plus grande ville tchadienne de Moundou. »
"We are deeply disturbed by the apparently disproportionate use of force - including the use of live ammunition - by the defense and security forces in protests in Chad this week, particularly on Tuesday when six people were reportedly killed and several wounded in the capital N'Djaména and in the second largest Chadian city of Moundou. "
3. Wide shot, podium
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Marta Hurtado, Spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR):
« Nous comprenons que plus de 700 personnes ont également été arrêtées dans le cadre des manifestations. À ce stade, on ne sait pas combien de personnes sont encore en détention. Alors que de nouvelles manifestations et grèves générales ont été appelées à avoir lieu dans les prochains jours, nous soulignons que le Tchad reste lié par ses obligations de protéger et de respecter les droits de l'homme en vertu du droit international des droits de l'homme, y compris le droit à la vie, et de faciliter l'exercice du droit à la liberté de réunion pacifique. »
“We understand that over 700 people have also been arrested in connection with the protests. At this point, it is not known how many people are still in detention. While further demonstrations and general strikes have been called to take place in the coming days, we stress that Chad remains bound by its obligations to protect and respect human rights under international human rights law. human rights, including the right to life, and to facilitate the exercise of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly. "
5. Reverse shot, podium
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Marta Hurtado, Spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR):
« Les forces de défense et de sécurité doivent recevoir des directives claires pour s'abstenir de recourir à la force contre des manifestants pacifiques et pour veiller à ce que tout incident violent soit traité conformément à l'état de droit et aux lois et normes internationales pertinentes en matière de droits de l'homme. »
"Defense and security forces must be given clear guidelines to refrain from using force against peaceful protesters and to ensure that any violent incident is handled in accordance with the rule of law and international laws and standards pertinent to human rights. "
7. Wide shot, podium
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Marta Hurtado, Spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR):
“Ces instructions doivent être conformes aux Principes de base sur l'usage de la force et des armes à feu par les forces de l'ordre qui stipulent en particulier que les armes à feu ne peuvent être utilisées que contre des individus représentant une menace imminente de mort ou de blessures graves et uniquement en cas de dernier recours. Toutes les personnes détenues exerçant leur droit de réunion pacifique doivent également être rapidement libérées. Nous appelons également toutes les institutions publiques compétentes à mener des enquêtes impartiales, rapides, efficaces et transparentes sur toute violation des droits de l'homme qui aurait pu être commise les 27 et 28 avril - y compris le recours apparent à une force inutile ou disproportionnée pour disperser les manifestations. »
“These instructions must be in accordance with the Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement which specifically stipulate that firearms may only be used against individuals posing an imminent threat. death or serious injury and only as a last resort. All those detained for exercising their right to peaceful assembly must also be promptly released. We also call on all relevant public institutions to conduct impartial, prompt, effective and transparent investigations into any human rights violations that may have been committed on April 27 and 28 - including the apparent use of unnecessary or disproportionate force. to disperse the demonstrations. "
9. Wide shot, press room
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Marta Hurtado, Spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR):
« En cette période délicate pour le pays, nous soulignons l'importance cruciale de placer les droits de l'homme au centre de tous les efforts et d'assurer un processus inclusif et participatif afin de tracer la voie vers un retour à un régime civil et à l'ordre constitutionnel. »
“In this delicate period for the country, we stress the crucial importance of placing human rights at the center of all efforts and of ensuring an inclusive and participatory process in order to pave the way towards a return to civilian rule and constitutional order. "
11. Wide shot, press room
STORYLINE
The spokesperson for the UN Human Rights Office said they are "deeply disturbed by the apparently disproportionate use of force - including the use of live ammunition, » against protesters in Chad this week, « particularly on Tuesday when six people were reportedly killed and several wounded in the capital N'Djaména and in the second largest Chadian city of Moundou. "

Speaking to reporters in Geneva on Friday (30 Apr) Marta Hurtado, the spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said “we understand that over 700 people have also been arrested in connection with the protests. At this point, it is not known how many people are still in detention. While further demonstrations and general strikes have been called to take place in the coming days, we stress that Chad remains bound by its obligations to protect and respect human rights under international human rights law. human rights, including the right to life, and to facilitate the exercise of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly. "

Hurtado also called on the Chadian authorities to give "clear guidelines" to its security forces "to refrain from using force against peaceful protesters and to ensure that any violent incident is handled in accordance with the rule of law and international laws and standards pertinent to human rights."

During this "delicate period for the country," the OHCHR stressed "the crucial importance of placing human rights at the center of all efforts and of ensuring an inclusive and participatory process in order to pave the way towards a return to civilian rule and constitutional order," Hurtado said.
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