Gabon: stop clamping down the opposition

The serious post-electoral crisis following the 2016 presidential elections in Gabon is fuelling instability, say MEPs. They condemn the pressure and intimidation of the opposition in the country as its role is fundamental in a democratic society.

MEPs urge the Gabonese authorities to immediately overturn their decision “denying the right to leave the country to several leaders of the Gabon opposition, including the candidate in the 2016 presidential election Jean Ping”. An “independent and objective investigation into the election-related violence and the allegations of serious violations for human rights and fundamental freedoms” should be held, repeat MEPs.

Source: European Parliament.

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