Togo vote test of democracy in former dictatorship
In a country that has never had a free and fair election and where five years ago soldiers burst into polling stations and stole ballot boxes, the citizens voting here Thursday for president are daring to hope that this election could mark a line in the sand.
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#1 Mar 4, 2010
Since we started voting in Togo, RPT had never won a single election. If this election is fair, then UFC- Jean-Pierre-Fabre will surly win this election again Faure Gnassingbe can never win a fair election in Togo. Even All the clan Gnassingbe will never win a fair election in Togo for the next seven generation. Everyone of those international observers who are trying to be silent on the ruling party (RPT) egregious fraud will be also responsible for RPT atrocities in one way or another. Some of the international community gave money to that same regime, others gave weapons, and the rest stood indifferently still and looked the other way. The crimes against human rights the RPT thugs committed shall not be forgotten. I cry sometimes when I remember my days in Togo where the military will come to our houses with no reason and beat us till we bleed. They will seize our ID’s and tore them into peaces.
I believe the time will come when indifference to suffering of others will be considered a crime, at least as a moral one, so that it will be publicly condemned.
But before that “we are all Just doing it” time after time again. Aren’t we?
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