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IACHR Denounces Ecuadorian Govt. Repression In October Protests- TeleSur

Date: Jan 15, 2020

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) presented on Tuesday a report on its visit to Ecuador last October, when massive protests took place against the neoliberal measures promoted by President Lenin Moreno.

The IACHR report states that “the acts of protest, in certain cases, were repressed by the governement through the excessive use of force, mainly against members of indigenous communities who joined the demonstrations in Quito and in their ancestral territories”.

The document also says that the suspension of fuel subsidies announced by the National Executive caused popular discontent, and also questioned the State of Emergency announced by Lenín Moreno, “limiting the freedom of passage throughout the national territory”.

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