The Ivory Coast Military Murdered, Raped, and Systematically Infected its own Citizens with Disease!
The ERI, West Africa Office has compiled an extensive Human Rights Report detailing the atrocities committed by the Ivory Coast Military.
We demand reparations (for the murders, rapes, and disease inflicted on a region of the country) on behalf of the people of the Ivory Coast from the government of the Ivory Coast.
ERI, upon request of the Ivory Coast government, helped to build a “green wall” of trees over the last twenty years to help combat climate change in the region. When the government suddenly started pillaging the trees, ERI stood up against them. Murder, disease, and rape were the results. Between 2008 and 2010, rogue Ivory Coast soldiers under the Armed Forces of the Forces Nouvelles murdered humanitarian aid workers, occupied and looted ERI sites, tortured and raped women, and systematically contaminated humanitarian workers with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. Even though President Alassane Ouattara commenced reparations in the country, the northern region, including the Departments of Katiola and Dabakala, continues to be neglected in the peace and reconciliation movement.