CRES\006\11\2015: RESOLUTION ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS ON THE SITUATION IN LESOTHO
We, the participants of the Forum on the Participation of NGOs in the 57thOrdinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the 31st African Human Rights Book fair held in Banjul, The Gambia from 31st October–2nd November 2015;
Concerned about the ongoing political crisis and human violations currently prevailing in Lesotho, which have warranted intervention of SADC and yet leaders of opposition are still on the run and detained 23 soldiers continue to face torture,
Call upon the African Commission to call on the Government of Lesotho;
- Ensure that all incarcerated persons are treated with dignity and respect, including not being subjected to torture,
- Investigate cases of torture and bring to account all those responsible
- Comply with court decision for incarcerated persons to be granted access to their Lawyers and investigate reported cased of intimidation of Lawyers.
Done in Banjul, The Gambia – 2nd November 2015