Chad: Demonstrations

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 10th November 2022.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken with international partners to help support accountability for deaths during protests in Chad on 20 October 2022.

Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development), Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) (Minister for Development and Africa)

The UK resolutely supports the right to peaceful protest across the world. We call on the Chadian Government to ensure that a full and transparent investigation takes place into the events of 20 October including the deaths of civilians as well as police officers. On 20 October the former Minister for Africa tweeted her support for peaceful protest, and we will continue to use our diplomatic presence on the ground and relationships with international partners to call for restraint, dialogue and a non-violent transition to civilian and constitutional rule in Chad.

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