Missing Chadian Opposition Leader Ibni

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Missing Chadian Opposition Leader Ibni

A second prominent opposition parliamentarian arrested at the same time, Ngarlejy Yorongar, resurfaced in the last few days. He told Human Rights Watch that after 18 days in government custody he had escaped and is now in Cameroon.

According to Yorongar, Ibni was beaten during his arrest and was in bad health when Yorongar last saw him.

Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch said that a commission of inquiry announced by Chadian President Idriss Déby Itno and heralded by French President Nicolas Sarkozy during his recent visit to Chad lacks independence and credibility because it is headed by the president of the Chadian National Assembly, a close ally of President Déby.

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