Bi-weekly press briefing: Ecuador - Ravina Shamdasani - OHCHR
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Bi-weekly press briefing: Ecuador Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani - OHCHR

 

At the United Nations briefing today in Geneva Ravina Shamdasani spokesperson for the Office of the UN high Commissioner for Human Rights, announced that a team of three from the UN Human Rights Office is due to visit Ecuador from 20 October to 8 November to look into allegations of human rights violations and abuses committed in the country in the context of the recent protests. The mission will be conducted at the invitation of the Government of Ecuador.

 

SOUNDBITE (English)— Ravina ShamdasaniSpokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR): “During their visit, the team will seek to meet with Government officials, indigenous leaders, civil society representatives, journalists and other stakeholders to collect first-hand information on the circumstances of the violence that spread across the country from 3 October. “

 

SOUNDBITE (English)— Ravina ShamdasaniSpokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR): “Our Office has received allegations of human rights violations committed by state security forces, as well as reports of crimes committed by third parties. We call on the authorities to conduct a prompt, effective, transparent investigations, and impartial investigations into all human rights violations and abuses committed in the context of the protests.”

 

SOUNDBITE (English)— Ravina ShamdasaniSpokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR): “We are also concerned about reports of arrests in Ecuador --including of political actors and elected officials – in relation to recent protests in the country. We call on authorities to ensure the full respect of due process guarantees and relevant immunities. “  

 

SOUNDBITE (English)— Ravina ShamdasaniSpokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR): “We welcome all parties’ willingness to engage in meaningful dialogue and we encourage the Government of Ecuador and indigenous organizations to continue working towards a peaceful solution to the pressing challenges facing the country. “

  1. Wide shot: briefing room Palais des Nations Geneva
  2. SOUNDBITE (English)— Ravina ShamdasaniSpokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR): “During their visit, the team will seek to meet with Government officials, indigenous leaders, civil society representatives, journalists and other stakeholders to collect first-hand information on the circumstances of the violence that spread across the country from 3 October. “
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  4. SOUNDBITE (English)— Ravina ShamdasaniSpokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR): “Our Office has received allegations of human rights violations committed by state security forces, as well as reports of crimes committed by third parties. We call on the authorities to conduct a prompt, effective, transparent investigations and impartial investigations into all human rights violations and abuses committed in the context of the protests.”
  5. Cut away: Medium shot journalists
  6. SOUNDBITE (English)— Ravina ShamdasaniSpokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR): “We are also concerned about reports of arrests in Ecuador including of political actors and elected officials, in relation to recent protests in the country. We call on authorities to ensure the full respect of due process guarantees and relevant immunities. “  
  7. Cut away: Close up journalists 
  8. SOUNDBITE (English)— Ravina ShamdasaniSpokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR): “We welcome all parties’ willingness to engage in meaningful dialogue and we encourage the Government of Ecuador and indigenous organizations to continue working towards a peaceful solution to the pressing challenges facing the country. “
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