HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN IVORY COAST: Ivorians “invade” the UN. – Source Ivorian.Net by Zeka Togui
The UN, through the voice of the Security Council reaffirmed on March 30, about the Ivory Coast that it “strongly condemns all acts of violence against civilians, including women, children, displaced persons and foreign nationals, and other violations of human rights, particularly on disappearances, extrajudicial killings, murder and maiming of children and rape and other forms of sexual violence ” (Resolution 1975 of March 30, 2011 paragraph 5) The policy statements of this kind have always been the hallmark of UN resolutions. In its resolutions on Côte d’Ivoire, the UN has remained true to that types of statements, since its resolution 1464 of February 4, 2003. Present in the declarations, missing in action, the UN has been able to show through the abysmal gap between resolutions and its actions on the field missions. But the question becomes disconcerting when the United Nations is itself deeply involved in what it claims to condemn(acts of violence against civilians, including women, children, displaced persons and foreign nationals, and other violations of human rights, particularly on disappearances, extrajudicial killings, murder and maiming of children and rape and other forms of sexual violence). This has led the Ivory Coast to show their anger loudly against the United Nations on Friday 11 November.
They(Ivorians ) traveled to Geneva the Swiss capital, to do so. To protest against the UN crimes and serious violations of human rights in Côte d’Ivoire, Geneva was indeed the place indicated. It is the city that houses the headquarters of the High Commissioner for Human Rights United Nations. They Came mostly from France and Italy, These Ivorians, and their compatriots in Switzerland, have responded to the appointment of Geneva. It was to denounce and condemn all the crimes which the UN is directly responsible or in which it is involved through the actions of its peacekeepers in Ivory Coast. The event began with a major operation. It is from the Cropette’s park that the protesters went to get to the Place des Nations. Holding placards and banners with images of cruelty in serious violations of human rights in Côte d’Ivoire. The march was marked by a true manifestation of anger expressed by virulent remarks against the UN. A group of teenagers and children supervised by demonstrators Genava has also mark its presence. They chanted “Gbagbo President ! Sarkozy murderer! Free Gbagbo ! ” (see link below )
It was around 2:00 p.m., at the Place des Nations, that occurred intervention from policymakers and Associations. Were present for the occasion a large delegation of the Representation of the FPI(Ivorian Popular Front) in France, Abel Naki and Willyla of the Cri Panaficain, Leontine Topo, President of Women patriots ,of Christine Zékou CODESCI (Defence Committee of the institutions and structures of the Coast Ivory), Zap Krasso and JC Gnawa of COJEP There was of course a representation of COPACI (Current Thought and Action Ivory Coast) led by its President Blaise Pascal Logbo. His party was the main initiator and organizer of this historic event, in collaboration with the associations mentioned above.
Blaise Pascal Logbo and all other officials who spoke were quick to condemn the actions of the UN in Africa in general and in the Ivory Coast in particular. They emphasized the responsibility of the UN for serious violations of human rights in Côte d’Ivoire. They denounced the guilty silence of the UN in dealing with all serious violations of human rights in Côte d’Ivoire. All have not failed to demand the release of all political prisoners under Alassane Ouattara.
Resolution 1975*(initiated and drafted by France a non neutral country in Ivory Coast as her past and action prove therefore illegal according to the UN charter) was passed, it is said, to protect the civilian population. This view has been challenged by the President of COPACI. Resolution 1975 of March 30, 2011 was, he said, “granted the coalition Unicorn – UN peacekeepers- rebels a license to kill . By this permit to kill the peacekeepers themselves raised up as makers of war. “The UN soldiers and the French Licorne have provided logistical and operational support to the rebellion force to carry out the coup of April 11, 2011 against the President Gbagbo. For Blaise Pascal Logbo, “the only democratic solution to a contentious post-election was the recounting not the bombing.”?*(Which any real organisation promoting peace and security would had done, but the UN refused to recount) and bombed ,ke;;ing civilians)
Before the end of the event, the president of COPACI was received on the premises of the High Commissioner for Human Rights United Nations, where he filed a motion.
It should be remembered that by resolution 1479 of May 13, 2003 that the municipality was created (United Nations Mission in Côte d’Ivoire).
Its mission was originally “to facilitate the implementation by the Ivorian parties of the Linas-Marcoussis Agreement.”(a pure mafia deal)
At the request of President Gbagbo, in a message to the UN on 10 November 2003, the UN was willing to get involved in the maintenance of peace in Côte d’Ivoire. It’s With this in mind, that the municipality was converted into UNOCI (United Nations in Côte d’Ivoire).(Now notice it’s all in the details the UN at the instant where it turned from UNMICI to UNOCI is no longer in mission but an occupier entity in Ivory Coast as we can now see the territory in fully occupies by the UN and there would be more to come since they are talking about a concern regarding the security)
But when hostilities broke out in March 2011, the “neutrality”, still proclaimed by the UN, which so far advanced under sheep clothing(under neutrality) ,which no longer suits her. She decided to drop the mask and write her name in letters of blood in the history of Ivorian chaos by giving a war order to its peacekeepers and the French Licorne force, along with the rebellion.
Origial text by Zeka Togui translated and reedited by Patrick Cohen