FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ON HUNGER STRIKE FOR MORE THEN 30 DAYS, ROLAND ABA’A IS IN SERIOUS LIFE FRIGHTENING HEALTH CONDITION
Libreville, Gabon, August 12, 2011. Councillor of Office of the President of Gabon, Roland ABA'A is in serious life frightening health condition . He lost the use of his limbs and speech. Mr Aba’a has been on hunger strike for more then 30 days.
Moved to Owendo from his home for reasons of health concern by his younger brother, Mr. ABA'A asked him that administration of tonic medication to him be stopped. He prefers to die alongside his family at the family home, located in Montagne Sainte, a neighbourhood of the Capital city of Libreville. Given the indifference exhibited by the French authorities, against whom his denunciation is made, we once again take the national and international community as our witnesses about the fatal outcome to which this situation may lead us.
Initially an individual movement, but not isolated, made for the general interest of its citizens, Councillor Roland Desire ABA'A opted for a non-violent approach in the strict respect for public order and constitutional provisions of the country, he raises questions based on respect and dignity between the French and Gabonese and stowage requirements of good governance.
This is call on the French, with the backdrop idea that substantial new contract of cooperation between France and Gabon offered to our two communities by President Sarkozy, does not seem to corroborate the reality.
These limitations result in the protection of French economic interests at the expense of social development and life of people of Gabon.
"I will be happy to take to be taken to my grave with the pride that I have demonstrated to the national and international opinion that France, so-called land of human rights, is nothing more than a country of selfish interests. Gabon’s wealth is confiscated by France, and leaders or managers of this former colony does not weigh much heavier than a feather in front of their master. Let die a fellow citizen in full knowledge of all is a clear proof of guilty resignation ", says Mr Aba’a.
He also calls on all agencies and organizations defending human rights to take up this issue so that justice is done in the name of individual liberty and freedom of peoples to self-determination for their lives and properties or resources.
"Let’s the case of Gabon be a learning experience for all former colonies of France, as we all know that France's interests take precedence over the lives of people other than French."
"My pride of belonging to my homeland goes beyond any other human feeling.", says Mr Aba’a.
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If you would like more information, please contact in Gabon, the Monitoring Committee of the hunger strike of the Councillor of the President, Mr. Roland Desire ABA'A at:
Phone: (241) 07 38 70 90 / 06 26 52 15 / 07 25 30 00 / 07 35 38 78
(Free translation from French by Citoyen Libre Gabon)