The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Djibouti League for Human Rights (LDDH) remain concerned about the human rights situation in the country. They have called on the international community to engage in finding a diplomatic solution to the crisis and the immediate opening of a judicial investigation.
It has emerged that there have been at least six deaths during the demonstrations which followed the 22 February legislative elections, five opposition followers and a high school student.
USN, the Djiboutian opposition, continues to reject the results of the election. They believe that the result, which reported a win by UMP of over 80% of the parliamentary seats, is tarnished by numerous irregularities.
A tense political climate continues in Djibouti.
Mr Abdourahman Boreh said:
“It is of paramount importance that the international community are made aware of the human rights violations which have occurred. Djiboutian civilians prefer to keep violations quiet out of fear of greater repression and therefore the public expression of concern from the FIDH and LDDH is greatly welcomed.”