Amnesty International calls for intervention in Mozambique

Amnesty International wants a thorough investigation into the shooting and killing of a pregnant woman in northern Mozambique.

JOHANNESBURG - Amnesty International wants a thorough investigation into the shooting and killing of a pregnant woman in Northern Mozambique.

Footage shows the woman being shot by several men in military uniform.

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The government has blamed the shooting on armed rebels but in the video, soldiers accuse the woman of being part of a rebel group.

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David Matsinhe, from Amnesty International, said this is not the first incident of this nature. 

"If we want to clear all the questions and doubts over who is actually responsible for these atrocities, an independent, open, and transparent is required." 

Matsinhe said residents in Cabo Delgado have shared with Amnesty International that they are forced to flee their homes to escape insurgents who are burning villages and attacking them as well as from the police and Mozambiquan army.

"More than 300,000 [people] have been internally displaced and they are in need of food, water, housing, education, sanitation, and all those basic necessities," he said.

The organisation is asking for the Mozambiquan government as well as the international community to intervene to help people access basic services.

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