The Ministry of Defense rejects the Amnesty International (AI) report, which accuses the Mozambican Army of violating human rights in the province of Cabo Delgado.
The Mozambican Ministry of Defense denies that the Defense and Security Forces (SDS) have carried out acts of torture and human rights violations in the province of Cabo Delgado, the scene of armed attacks by alleged “jihadists”.
The justifications come after the accusation was made last Wednesday by the AI, which said it was in possession of revealing images in which alleged members of the SDS torture civilians.
The spokesman of the Mozambican Ministry of Defense, Omar Saranga, has already denied the AI, referring that the statement of the NGO “makes an approach based on videos and photographs without taking into account the nature of the covert and reductionist propaganda of the terrorist group that operates in Cabo Delgado, which aims to denigrate the image of the SDS. ”
In an interview with Deutsche Welle Africa, the director of AI Portugal, Pedro Neto, calls for an independent investigation of suspected torture and other human rights violations in northern Mozambique and, in particular, in the province of Cabo Delgado, where the SDS is reportedly being held. they will have committed atrocities such as attempts at beheading, torture and other ill-treatment, as well as the dismemberment of alleged opposition fighters, possible extrajudicial executions and the transport of a large number of corpses to be buried in mass graves ”.
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