The Chairperson of the AUC expresses shock at violent treatment of African migrants at Morocco-Spain border leading to deaths and injuries, calls for an immediate investigation
The Chairperson calls for an immediate investigation into the matter
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat expresses his deep shock and concern at the violent and degrading treatment of African migrants attempting to cross an international border from Morocco into Spain, with the ensuing violence leading to the deaths of at least 23 people and injuries to many more.
The Chairperson calls for an immediate investigation into the matter, and reminds all countries of their obligations under international law to treat all migrants with dignity and to prioritize their safety and human rights, while refraining from the use of excessive force.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of African Union (AU).