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Mauritius withdrew its request for organization of the Summit of the Commonwealth of 2015

The Mauritian authorities have decided to withdraw their request for organization of the Summit of the Commonwealth of 2015.
"Human rights are much more important for me to host this Summit in Mauritius, as prestigious as it is", said the Prime Minister, Navin Ramgoolam.
A decision resulting from the participation of the Prime Minister, at the last Commonwealth Summit which was held from 15 to 17 November in Sri Lanka, as the Le Défi Quotidien newspaper. 

Navin Ramgoolam had justified his particular position because of serious violations of human rights in this country against Tamil minority victims of abuses.
The Mauritian Prime Minister was thus replaced by his Foreign Minister Arvin Boolell, who announced this weekend in Colombo the official withdrawal of his country to the organization of the Commonwealth summit in 2015.

As a reminder, the Federation of Tamil temples and the Tamil Union deplored that Mauritius should go condoned by this journey "genocide" perpetrated against the Tamil people and the presence of Navin Ramgoolam is perceived as a sign of support for the authorities in Colombo against serious violations of the rights of man on the Tamil minority carried by power of sri Lanka after the military of the Eealam Tamil Tigers separatists defeat in 2009.

The Mauritian parliamentary opposition MMM (Mauritian Militant Movement) and MSM (Movement Socialist Militant) had also strongly criticized this official trip to Sri Lanka of Prime Minister, Navin Ramgoolam.

Fabrice François

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