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Weekly Report - 23 January 2020 (WR-20-03)

ECUADOR: Moreno castigates Conaie over protests

Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno has delivered a stinging rebuke to the umbrella indigenous movement Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador (Conaie) over its intention to seek redress in international forums for what it considers “excessive use of force” by his government in last October’s protests. Moreno insisted that the security forces acted with marked restraint while thwarting an attempt to oust him. His criticism comes just as the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) concluded in a report into the protests that Conaie had grounds for complaint.

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