Chad: arrest of several opposition party leaders and activists

The Ministry of the Interior announced the arrest of several party leaders and activists who were preparing to disrupt next Sunday’s presidential election. In a statement issued Thursday evening following opposition alerts indicating the arrest of several protest leaders, the Ministry of Public Security announced the dismantling of a terrorist network.
At least five political party leaders were arrested late Thursday afternoon. Among them was Dinamou Daram, the head of the political group that invested former minister Yaya Dillo, whose rejection of his candidacy provoked tensions and a military assault on his residence. The assault left some dead, including the mother of the political leader who has since gone into hiding.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Public Security, those arrested yesterday, Thursday, were preparing to attack the Ceni, polling stations, and were even planning to assassinate opposition leaders in a targeted manner to blame the government.
But, according to one opposition political player, the government is seeking to justify arbitrariness. This same leader recalled that UN envoys were prevented from entering the Transformers headquarters this Thursday afternoon where they had an appointment with the leader of the opposition party, Succès Masra, who was excluded from the presidential election because of his age (38 years).
Success Masra had called its activists for instructions to prevent the holding of next Sunday’s election. The police then deployed around the opposition party’s headquarters

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