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New fears over the health and physical integrity of Kpatcha, Abi and Dontema

Publié le lundi 19 juillet 2021, par Gabinho

Suffering from a venous ulcer which degrades his state of health, Kpatcha Gnassingbé’s lawyer, Me Raphaël Kpandé-Adzaré calls on the Togolese Head of State Faire Gnassingbé to review his copy regarding the state of health of his half-brother .

Speaking on German radio Deutsche Welle (DW) concerning the state of health of his client who would need more adequate care, Me Kpandé-Adzaré gives details.

"It is clear today that the health of Kpatcha Gnassingbé has completely deteriorated, more specifically the deputy Kpatcha Gnassingbé suffers from a venous ulcer which is characterized by a wound which is located in his right leg that he has been treating for more. 5 years old, but which does not heal. This would simply mean that the prison environment is not suitable for this healing and that it necessarily needs much more adequate care, an evacuation, "he said.

In order to receive healthy treatment, Kpatcha made an unanswered request for evacuation abroad, in which case the lawyer could not give the reasons for this lack of reaction from the authorities.

“Kpatcha Gnassingbé is evacuated to the military pavilion of the Sylvanus Olympio University Hospital and even his co-detainees Kokou Tcha Dontema who is detained in the civil prison of Sokodé has been the subject of several evacuations from this prison in Lomé to undergo treatment, because ’he suffers from a pulmonary embolism and Commander Atti Abi who is detained at the civil prison of Atakpamé has recently undergone heart surgery and therefore it is clear that for these detainees who have served more than half of their sentence, the prison environment is no longer appropriate to keep them and they must regain their freedom so that their health and physical integrity come back to them, ”added Mr. Kpandé-Adzaré.

In order for this problem to be tackled head-on and for this case to be definitively resolved, Me Kpandé-Adzaré urges the Representatives of consular and diplomatic missions accredited to Togo and the government, in particular the Department of the Keeper of the Seals, Minister of Justice and from his colleague for Human Rights and Civic Training, all the institutions in charge of human rights such as the National Commission for Human Rights, the Mediator of the Republic as well as all human rights organizations. man in Togo to react.