Rights Groups Condemn Killing of Protesters

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), along with local rights groups Licadho and Adhoc, denounced the Friday shooting of protesting garment workers by police in a joint statement released in Paris on Monday. “The killing of demonstrators by government authorities is totally unacceptable. The government must use dialogue, not guns and batons, to address workers’ demands and to deal with political dissent,” FIDH president Karim Lahidhi said in the statement. … The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs and the U.N. have also condemned the recent violence by authorities. …

Denise Hruby