Alertes de sécurité

À noter, les alertes ne sont disponibles qu'en anglais
09 avr. 2019 | 07h41 UTC

Comoros: Opposition leader released April 8 /update 6

Comoros Alerte de sécurité

Court in Moroni releases opposition leader Mohamed Soilihi on April 8 following his arrest on March 28; further associated protests possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/4/2019, 12h00 until 16/4/2019, 11h59 (Indian/Comoro). COUNTRY/REGION Comoros, Moroni

Read all related news alert(s):


A court in the capital Moroni released opposition leader Mohamed Soilihi on Monday, April 8, after he was arrested for challenging the outcome of the recent presidential elections on March 28. According to media reports, Soilihi immediately published a press release stating that he would no longer challenge the election results. It is unclear other opposition leaders will also retract their claims of electoral fraud. Protests denouncing the reelection of President Azali Assoumani and the arrest of opposition leaders are possible in the coming days.


Security forces arrested Soilihi and eight other people on March 28 after opposition leaders announced the formation of the so-called National Transition Council to "resolve the post-electoral crisis" and to ensure a peaceful and stable transition. Soilihi was named the chairman of the council, who called for acts of civil disobedience if the election was not invalidated by April 3. Gunfire was reported during his arrest in Moroni, causing a panic in the city.

Comoros held its presidential elections on March 24. Opposition parties have since denounced voting irregularities and related violent protests erupted in Anjouan and Moroni on March 24-25, resulting in at least one death. Comoros' National Voting Commission (CENI) announced on March 26 that incumbent President Azali Assoumani secured a second term.


Individuals in Comoros are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate heightened security measures and transportation disruptions near any political gatherings, and avoid all demonstrations as a precaution. 


Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Alertes reliées