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Monday, 02 October 2017

Libreville reacts to the resolution of the European Parliament

The government of Gabon reacted on Friday after the European Parliament resolution on 17 September calling on Gabon to stop all ‘harassment, intimidation and persecution’ of the opposition and ‘immediately release anyone still wrongfully held’. Libreville refuted all these accusations and condemned what it called the EP’s ‘relentlessness’ and failure to respect the sovereignty of Gabon. ‘The Government of the Republic joins the Gabonese Senate in denouncing this relentless and unjustifiable action,’ said the Minister of Communication and Government spokesman, Alain Claude Bilie By Nze. ‘The European Parliament can say whatever it wants, no members of the opposition are harassed in Gabon. But in Gabon, just as in France, just as in Great Britain, if someone breaks the law, they are answerable to justice,’ he said, adding that ‘there is no sovereignty above others’. ‘Let the people of Gabon manage their own democracy in peace,’ the minister insisted.

Source: www.agenceafrique.com