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Côte d’Ivoire – Human rights violations

Published on April 4, 2011
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, April 2 , 2011

There are very worrying reports – still being verified – of serious violence committed in the past few days against the civilian population at different locations in Côte d’Ivoire.

If confirmed, the acts reported would be extremely serious.

Under these circumstances, France, along with President Ouattara, solemnly appeals to both sides in Côte d’Ivoire to maintain the utmost restraint and strictly refrain from all violence against civilians.

Too many exactions and crimes have already been committed in Côte d’Ivoire in the last four months. Those who have been, or are in future, guilty of human rights violations must be aware that they will be held accountable for them./.

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