US concerned about human rights in Madagascar

US concerned about human rights in Madagascar.

The Washington Post reports that the U.S. Embassy in Madagascar has expressed concern about "the constant harassment of political dissidents and journalists" in the country.

The statement refers to reports of arbitrary arrests and mistreatment of suspects linked to a failed military mutiny last month.

It calls Madagascar's military-backed regime to stop intimidating the press and opposition politicians.

The 219th General Assembly (2010) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) called for the restoration of democracy in Madagascar and Honduras.

Posted by the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations.

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