The Mozambican Ministry of Defense has defended that the videos and photos Amnesty International used to denounce torture and abuse by the security forces against detainees as part of the fight against terrorism in Cabo Delgado are likely propaganda by the US militiamen themselves.
Its spokesman, Omar Saranga, noted that the Ministry of Defense “has received with concern this charge, which calls into question one of the noble missions (the security forces) to ensure the safety of citizens and the protection of their property.” “although Amnesty is recognized as a” relevant actor “in the field of international humanitarian law.
According to Saranga, the organization has “relied on videos and photos without taking into account the type of camouflaged and reductionist propaganda of the terrorist group operating in Cabo Delgado, which seeks to denigrate the image of the security forces,” the newspaper reports. Or country ‘.
Likewise, the spokesman has defended that the images of people in military uniforms should not be taken as true, as one of the tactics used by jihadists in northern Mozambique in their actions is to impersonate members of government forces. in an attempt to confuse national and international public opinion.