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World Chad: against digital censorship, NGOs appeal to the African Union

11:25  17 august  2020
11:25  17 august  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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the population is unevenly distributed due to contrasts in climate and physical geography; the highest density is found in the southwest, particularly around Lake Chad and points south; the dry Saharan zone to the north is the least densely populated.

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Internet shutdowns and disruption of social networks continue in Chad, and after an unsuccessful procedure with of the Chadian justice system, Internet Without Borders and the “Keep it on” coalition (which brings together more than 200 international organizations in a hundred countries including Chad) have decided to refer the matter to the African Union Commission on Human Rights .

The goal of these associations: to force the Chadian authorities to put an end to digital censorship. "We are doing what the law allows us to do," explains Abdelkerim Yacoub Koundougoumi, Africa director of the NGO Internet Without Borders, joined by Kpénahi Traoré of the Africa editorial staff of RFI.

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We went to the Chadian judge, it didn't work. We made pleas, it did not work… Now, we have the right to be able to seize the judge of the African Court and the African Commission of Human Rights, to oblige Chad to respect its signature with the African Court of Human Rights and its commitments to respect for human rights.

If the Chadian government does not respect the word or the decision of the Court of the commission, this time we will go even higher, in international jurisdictions or even seize the UN and maybe find other ways pressure, to force the Chadian government to respect the rights of Chadians to Internet access.

And also, at the same time when we are going to seize the Court, we are also working to seize the parent companies of the telecommunications companies which are installed in Chad, so that they too, can not contribute to the violation. human rights and the rights of Chadians to connectivity ”.

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