NIAMEY: Niger’s detained president was seen by his physician on Saturday (Aug 12), his entourage mentioned amid mounting concern for his situation, whereas Nigerian spiritual leaders met the officers who seized energy final month to attempt to defuse the disaster.
The Muslim leaders visited the capital Niamey with the blessing of Nigerian President Bola Tinubu, head of the West African regional bloc ECOWAS, a supply near the delegation informed AFP.
ECOWAS has permitted the deployment of a “standby power to revive constitutional order” in Niger as quickly as doable, however scrapped a Saturday disaster assembly on the coup that deposed Mohamed Bazoum.
Bazoum, 63, was toppled on Jul 26 by his presidential guard, which has since held him and his household at his official Niamey residence.
The European Union, the African Union and the United Nations joined others in sounding the alarm for Bazoum on Friday after experiences described worsening detention situations.
Bazoum “had a go to by his physician in the present day”, a member of his entourage informed AFP, including the doctor had additionally introduced meals for Bazoum, his spouse and son.
“He is wonderful, given the state of affairs,” the supply added.
Human Rights Watch mentioned it had spoken with Bazoum earlier this week. The ousted chief had described the remedy of himself, his spouse and their unwell 20-year-old son as “inhuman and merciless”, HRW mentioned.
“My son is sick, has a critical coronary heart situation, and must see a physician,” the group quoted him as saying. “They’ve refused to let him get medical remedy.”
UN rights chief Volker Turk on Friday mentioned Bazoum’s reported detention situations “may quantity to inhuman and degrading remedy, in violation of worldwide human rights legislation”.
Prime US diplomat Antony Blinken mentioned he was “dismayed” by the army’s refusal to launch Bazoum’s household as a “demonstration of goodwill”.