Indigenous representatives marched on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Photo: Twitter Conaie
The Child Rights Committee Of United Nations On Tuesday, he said he had information from reliable sources that indicated recent times Indigenous protests In Ecuador, “tear gas and pellets” were fired at protesters, including children.
“We have received information from exposed children Serious side effectsThis is due to the indiscriminate and inconsistent use of tear gas, “the committee said in a statement issued in Geneva on Tuesday, June 26, 2022.
He indicated that he had been told that “there are many boys and girls who roam the country’s capital alone, Without Protection And without contact with their caring or adult family members as a result of the state’s repressive actions. “
The United Nations has condemned the violence
“We are concerned about significant numbers Injured teenagers“The United Nations has a responsibility to ensure compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which most countries adhere to,” he added.
According to the committee, the evidence that has been raised indicates ” Deep confusionThe pain and fear felt by children and adolescents as a result of the chaos caused by uncontrolled repression, which has even spread to areas marked as peaceful.
“The Brutal evictionOr non-violent gatherings in places like the House of Culture, where many mothers met with children and adolescents, were particularly serious and unreasonable, ”he added.
The United Nations salutes the dialogue that may be achieved
The committee also said in its statement Greetings The Emergency lifting And Dialogue The authorities and tribal leaders who initiated it, however, considered that it should be accompanied by an investigation into the use of excessive force, which he condemned.
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