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Chad’s intercommunal tensions must be confronted firmly, considering human rights, Maat stated

Chad’s intercommunal tensions must be confronted firmly, considering human rights, Maat stated

Intercommunal hate speech must be discarded, Okeil said

Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights condemns the killing of at least 37 people in three days of clashes between farmers and herders in the province of Ouaddai in eastern Chad, due to land and pasture disputes.

Maat also strongly condemns the shots fired into government security forces sent to the region by ethnic groups, which calls for a more resolute response to these tensions. The Foundation also calls upon the government security forces to exercise restraint and to act in a manner that respects the rights of the most vulnerable groups.

 Ayman Okeil, President of Maat, said that intercommunal conflicts do not open any way but to further tensions, which do not benefit any party. He added that there is a need to pursue intercommunal dialogue, and to renounce hate speech and violent dialogue.

Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights is concerned with the African affairs in the context of being the North African Coordinator of the NGO Major Group of Of the United Nations High-level Political Forum and a member of the General Assembly of the African Union’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council.

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