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Madagascar: the SADC requires a total amnesty for Rajoelina and Ravalomanana

Madagascar: the SADC requires a total amnesty for Rajoelina and Ravalomanana
After completing the official withdrawal to the race of the two leading candidates in the presidential election next May to Madagascar, the president of the Transition Andry Rajoelina and former President Marc Ravalomanana, SADC (the South African Development Community) now wants to initiate a general amnesty for the two old favorites.

The entourage of the President of the Transition stresses that Andry Rajoelina has never been convicted and that the SADC comes out of the roadmap by stipulating the scope and the contents of amnesty laws.

As former presidents, the two men would be awarded privileges and immunity. The SADC also wants to expand the extent of Amnesty to all recommended the forces of security of the Big Island.

The South African Development Community wishes the strict application of the resolutions agreed in December in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania where was included the return of political exiles in the country like the former Malagasy president ousted in 2009, Marc Ravalomanana.

This has always loudly proclaimed his refusal to keep the presidential elections without his presence in Madagascar. For his former rival, Andry Rajoelina, Marc Ravalomanana's return must be after the elections in a peaceful environment.

Marc Ravalomanana is subject to a complaint for crimes against humanity, educated in South Africa. A Malagasy association accuses him of being responsible for the killings of February 7, 2009. Dozens of pro-Rajoelina protesters had been killed, according to the official line, by his former Presidential Guard guards.

In this same case, the former president also condemned by Malagasy law, in August 2010, in absentia to hard labour to life imprisonment for murder and complicity in murder.

Antso Rajaona

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