Republic of Niger: Summary of Amnesty International’s concerns in 1992

Index Number: AFR 43/002/1993

Despite the adoption of a program of political transition in late 1991, political violence erupted again in Niger in 1992. Once again the Tuareg community was subjected to serious human rights violations, in particular, large scale arbitrary detention without trial. Among those still held without trial are Mohamed Moussa, Minister of Transport, Akoli Daouel, founder of the UDPS party and current leader of the PNUD political party and many other members of the UDPS. The Tuareg rebel FLAA were also responsible for abuses, notably deliberate and arbitrary killings of civilians and hostage taking. This report also comments on progress in the investigations of past human rights violations.

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