The UN worries about “hateful” remarks from certain politicians

Words that could lead to human rights violations, according to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The Guinean campaign has been marked by tensions, with outgoing President Alpha Condé amending the constitution to allow him to run for a third term.

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In a statement, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, called on politicians, especially candidates for election, to refrain from nurturing ethnic divisions. She notes that calls for affiliation with society are increasingly widespread and expresses deep concern over such dangerous rhetoric from politicians.

“There are already serious signs of an increase in intolerance and clashes, especially among groups of young people and the media, which reinforce hate messages. I urge all candidates to refrain from creating ethnic divisions and condemn incitement to hostility, discrimination or violence, ”said Michelle Bachelet.

Last month, two human rights organizations, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch warned: Clashes between government and opposition supporters during the campaign revived old political and ethnic tensions.


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