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Djibouti: Protect Jailed Air Force Pilot’s Rights

Click to expand Image A woman walks through a vegetable market in Djibouti City,  May 2015.  © 2015 AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy (Nairobi) – Djibouti’s authorities should impartially investigate alleged mistreatment of a detained former air force pilot and ensure that his due process rights are respected. The authorities have repressed peaceful protests that broke out in response to the pilot’s detention. Fouad Youssouf Ali, a former lieutenant in Djibouti’s air force, fled to neighboring Ethiopia in late March 2020, apparently to seek asylum. Before leaving, he released a video alleging…

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