The United Nations Human Rights Commission has condemned the disproportionate use of force in Chad that has seen security forces opened fire this week on people protesting against the recent military takeover.
The UN Commission says it is deeply disturbed by recent events in the country that has seen at least six people killed on Tuesday in the capital, N’Djamena, and in Moundou. More than 650 people were arrested.
The UN commission also called on the authorities in Chad to respect human rights, including the right to peaceful assembly.
It criticised a decree imposing a blanket ban on demonstrations that are not given prior authorisation and called for a return to civilian rule and constitutional order.
The violence follows the death last week of President Idriss Déby. The 60-year-old, who had ruled Chad for 30 year, died after being wounded on the front line in clashes with advancing rebels.