UA 188/93 - Central African Republic (CAR): extrajudicial execution / fear of extrajudicial execution: Demonstrators and others, including Hermine Yakite

UA 188/93 - Central African Republic (CAR): extrajudicial execution / fear of extrajudicial execution: Demonstrators and others, including Hermine Yakite

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Index Number: AFR 19/002/1993
Date Published: 13 June 1993
Categories: Africa, Central African Republic

There is concern at the continued use of excessive force against demonstrators by security forces. During a mutiny over pay by soldiers of the Presidential Guard on 15 May 1993 Hermine Yakite was shot as soldiers tried to commandeer her car. She had been on her way to the hospital to give birth. On 4 June a march by women protesting against pay arrears, school closures and lack of health facilities, which was banned by the authorities, was brutally dispersed when troops opened fire and used sticks and leather whips against the demonstrators. According to reports one man reportedly died and at least two others required hospital treatment.


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