UN’very worried’ about the prison conditions for the president of Niger

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According to a representative for Antonio Guterres, the UN leader, he is “very concerned” about the living circumstances of the incarcerated Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum and his family.

Therefore, the UN reiterated its request for Bazoum’s prompt and unconditional release in a statement, according to NAN.

A portion of the statement said, “The secretary-general is very concerned over the appalling living conditions that President Bazoum and his family are reportedly living under as they continue to be arbitrarily detained by members of the Presidential Guard in Niger.”

The spokesperson said, “Guterres also called on the Nigerian coup leaders to uphold “Niger’s international human rights duties” and release the prisoners without conditions.”

The presidential guard of Niger deposed Bazoum last month.

Gen. Abdourahmane Tchiani, the guard’s commander, proclaimed himself the new president of the nation.

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