Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have expressed their concerns regarding the safety and well-being of Mohamed Bazoum and his family.
In a joint statement, the two organizations have urged the authorities to guarantee their safety and uphold their human rights.
They emphasized that Bazoum, whom the junta intends to prosecute for “high treason” and undermining national security, should be afforded the opportunity to present his case in the appropriate courts to challenge any violations of their rights.
The statement stressed the necessity for the military authorities to adhere to the decisions made by the courts.
The joint statement also highlighted the silencing of dissenting voices by the authorities, citing the dismissal of six academics and government officials through a decree issued by junta leader General Abdourahmane Tiani.
This action followed the signing of a petition by the dismissed academics, alongside other colleagues, dissociating themselves from a declaration made on August 1 by the National Union of Teachers and Researchers in support of the CNSP.