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IVORY COAST/UNBack
[Published: Friday August 12 2011]

 Ivorian forces execute 26, UN

Abidjan, 12 Aug –(ANA) - Ivorian forces have carried out 26 extra-judicial killings in the past month, the U.N. mission said yesterday.

The revelation is likely to increase pressure on President Alassane Ouattara to discipline his troops and bring some commanders to justice.

The U.N. peacekeeping mission's human rights officer Guillaume Ngefa documented abuses by pro-Ouattara forces between July 11 and August 10, long after the country's conflict was supposed to have ended.

These included 85 illegal arrests and 11 rapes.

"The human rights situation remains precarious, despite an improvement in the security environment. A number of violations of human rights have been committed," by former rebels who helped Ouattara defeat his rival, ex-president Laurent Gbagbo, he said.

Former rebels who controlled the north of the country since a failed coup attempt against Gbagbo in 2002 were instrumental in helping Ouattara seize power, after Gbagbo's refusal to step down despite losing an election in November.

The standoff between Gbagbo and Ouattara triggered a fresh civil war that killed at least 3,000 people and prompted more than a million to flee their homes between December and April. (ANA)

FA/ANA/12 August 2011-------


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