Where did Tom Erdimi go? In Chad, his family says they have not heard from him since 2020. The first chief of staff of Idriss, Deby Itno, and former coordinator of the oil project, before moving into the armed opposition, where he was seen as the gray outpouring of the uprising. her twin brother Timane Erdimi. The family’s lawyers announced at a press conference on Tuesday, October 12, that they had taken the UN Committee on Human Rights.
as reported from N’Djamena, Aurélie Bazzara-Kibangula
One of Tom Erdimi’s daughters is present in the room. Hidden under a large veil, she will not speak and rely on her lawyers. The latter explains that she has not heard from her father since 2020 and that Tom Erdimise was in Egypt with refugee status before he was kidnapped.
The opponent’s family says they have been quietly trying to get answers from the Chadian and Egyptian authorities. Without success.
Lawyers are now stepping up and condemning a forced disappearance. They claim to have taken the UN Human Rights Committee. “This is an opportunity for the two governments, Chadian and Egypt, to clarify Dr. Tom Erdimi’s situation,” asks Maître Frédéric Dainonet. Despite the reference to the UN Committee on Human Rights … it is never too late to assure the family, (say) that Dr Erdimi is alive and also to say why he has disappeared … “
Lawyers point to what they call Chad’s accomplices’ silence in the face of the disappearance of a Chadian citizen. “It is fragile,” confirms a Chadian security source who states that it is difficult to comment on this issue.
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