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On DRC, Ban on Protests After Those At UN Arrested, UN Mumbled About Rights

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, May 25 -- On the Democratic Republic of the Congo Inner City Press on May 5 and May 6 asked the spokesman for UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon about threats against opposition candidates Moise Katumbi. The spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said the UN Peacekeeping mission controlled by USG Herve Ladsous has no mandate to protect candidates. Vine here.

On May 25, with Ban on what's viewed as a personal political trip to South Korea, the UN issued a canned Ban statement about upcoming demonstrations:

"The Secretary-General is profoundly concerned by reports of increasing political tensions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo linked to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the country's electoral process. The Secretary-General calls for the strict respect of the fundamental freedoms and rights enshrined in the Constitution. He urges all parties to exercise restraint and express their views peacefully, including in the context of demonstrations scheduled to take place on 26 May."

Would or will Ban's UN offer any protection?

On May 16, after people peacefully protesting against the UN's failure to protect civilians in Goma were arrested, Inner City Press asked UN deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq.


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