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In Chad, the Inclusive National Dialogue is suspended until tomorrow Monday and the headquarters of the opposition Transformers party have been surrounded by police for three days. The party, which boycotted the Inclusive National Dialogue, intended to organize a meeting yesterday, Saturday, but was prevented from doing so. Several hundred activists have been jailed for some since Thursday and yesterday the leader of the junta in power spoke harsh words against the Transformers.
with our correspondent in Ndjamena, Madjiasra Nako
Djibril Bassolé, facilitator on behalf of Qatar, is the only person with access to headquarters of the transformers since Friday morning, when the police blocked access to the building. On Saturday evening, the former foreign minister from Burkinabé was able to discuss with the leader of this opposition party, Succès Masra and, according to the latter, the lifting of the blockade and the unconditional release of his jailed activists the prerequisites remain before any discussion.
Almost simultaneously and while he was hosting the members of the political-military movements for dinner, signatories of the Doha peace accords participating in the Inclusive National Dialogue, the president of the transitional military council, Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno he had harsh words against those who boycott dialogue and mainly The Transformers.
“Touching the crumbs to go up to the balcony of illusion and division is a choice, but going to the room where the appointment of history is held and participating with all the representatives of the Nation to trace the furrows of tomorrow’s Chad is even better and patriotic ”launched Mahamat Idriss Deby.
A sign that the showdown between the Transitional Military Council and the opposition, which is already underway, is likely to continue for a long time.
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The Catholic Church suspends its participation in the work of the DNI
In this climate of tension, in a statement released yesterday evening, the representatives of the Catholic Church, through the voice of Msgr. Waingué Bani Martin, announce that they are suspending their participation in the dialogue which is not one. ” We have the impression of participating in an electoral campaign “, The bishop regretted.
We suspend our participation in the sessions in order not to endorse a group’s control over the dialogue process
Waingué Bani Martin: “taking note of the crisis of trust between the different groups, we do not want to appear as those who support one party against the other”
Human rights associations have also issued an ultimatum: if the army does not lift the siege of the transformers’ premises, it will not be present at the resumption of dialogue scheduled for tomorrow Monday.