Unabridged: Broad amnesty in Mozambique likely to fuel future abuses - Human Rights Watch
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The commander of Mozambique’s army, Ezequiel Muianga, demanded on Thursday “scrupulous obedience” by the 11 Renamo officials nominated for management positions in the country’s Armed Forces and called for a non-partisan position in the exercise of their functions.
Muianga said the Armed Forces of Defence were “exclusively non-partisan” and that they obeyed a vertical command, meaning “scrupulous obedience” was demanded.
He added that for the success of the functions attributed, they should “contribute in an “effective,” “continuous and permanent” way in defending the territorial integrity, sovereignty and the homeland.
Mozambique’s government and Renamo, the main opposition party, on Wednesday committed to accelerating the implementation of a memorandum of understanding signed by both parties aimed at speeding up peace negotiations, according to an official statement.
The current negotiation process between the Mozambican government and Renamo kicked off a year and a half ago when Mozambique’s president Filipe Nyusi travelled to Gorongosa, in central Mozambique, on 6 August to meet with the then leader of the main opposition party, Afonso Dhlakama, who died on 3 May last year due to health complications.Source: Lusa