Wednesday, 17 April 2013

'Victor's justice' in Ivory Coast

A cycle of widespread human rights violations is threatening peace and reconciliation in Ivory Coast – according to the human rights organisation, Amnesty International.  Over the last six months it has documented reports of torture, executions and arbitrary arrests carried out by President Allassane Ouattara’s national army along with armed militias.  

At least 3000 people were killed in the 2010/2011 post-election violence in which former President Laurent Gbagbo refused to step down.  Since then, Amnesty International claims President Ouattara has installed a one-sided justice system where only pro-Gbagbo supporters are being held to account - despite reports from the United Nations and other international organisations that people from BOTH sides committed atrocities. The BBC's Tamasin Ford reports from Abidjan.  To listen to this report, please click on this link.

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