Loss of Gaetan Mootoo, researcher on West Africa

29/05/2018
Statement
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Paris, 28 May 2018 - Dear Salil, Dear Sylvie, Dear Amnesty International friends and colleagues,

On behalf of FIDH and its 184 member organizations, I would like to express our most sincere condolences for the death of our friend and colleague Gaëtan Mootoo. His death is an immense loss for the entire global human rights movement.

His great professional rigor, his remarkable humane qualities, his subtlety, and his focus on the victims of human rights violations made him a rare expert and a beloved human being.

We will keep wonderful memories of our work with him, in Paris as well as in the countries he knew so well in West Africa, where he never stopped working for liberty, dignity and justice.

Gaëtan’s dedication and work will continue to inspire us and to inspire generations of human rights defenders.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Dimitris Christopoulos
FIDH President

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