Chad – Pre-Election Crackdown On Opponents

Nairobi — End Ill-treatment, Beatings; Respect Right of Assembly; Investigate Abuses

Chad’s security forces have ruthlessly cracked down on protesters and the political opposition in the lead-up to the country’s April 11, 2021 presidential election, harming Chadians’ right to freely choose their elected representatives, Human Rights Watch said today. Incumbent President Idriss Déby Itno, who has ruled Chad since December 1990 when he removed the autocratic leader Hissène Habré, is running for…


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