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UN condemns Madagascar bloodshed

Video by Luke BROWN

Latest update : 2009-02-08

The United Nations called on Madagascar's government to bring the killers of at least 28 anti-government protesters to justice, a day after police opened fire on demonstrators.

AFP - AFP - The United Nations called on Madagascar's government to bring the killers of at least 25 anti-government protesters to justice, following disturbances in that nation's capital.

In a statement, the spokesperson for Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the Malagasy authorities to "urgently initiate a fair process by which those responsible will be brought to justice."

Some 28 people were killed and more than 210 were wounded when police fired on an anti-government protest on Saturday.

The UN also called for calm on the island nation, which has seen widespread civil unrest as rival political factions vie for power.

Date created : 2009-02-08

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