SAN TRIBESMEN & WOMEN IN BOTSWANA ILLEGALLY ARRESTED BY GOVERNMENT SECURITY FORCES: By Damon Gerard Corrie

On 13th December 2006 a verdict was issued in the ‘Central Kalahari Game Reserve Legal Case‘; was decided in the High Court of Botswana – IN FAVOUR of the San Indigenous Community who were declared “TO HAVE A RIGHT TO RETURN TO LIVE IN THE CENTRAL KALAHARI – WITH THE RIGHT TO HUNT THERE FOR SUBSISTENCE PURPOSES

{FILE IMAGE VIA: ngoko.com} On April 10th, 2012, a group of 8 tribesmen and women from the Metsiamanong San Indigenous community in Botswana were arrested for hunting in the Kalahari Game Reserve by the Botswana Army and Police Forces.

On May 5th, 2012, the government of Botswana sent Botswana Army, Police, and Department of Wildlife and National Parks officers to camp at Metsiamanong in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve – in order to intimidate the nearby San Indigenous community from practicing their traditional hunter-gatherer subsistence.

The San Indigenous Community STILL does not know the whereabouts of their 8 tribal members who were ILLEGALLY arrested by the Security Forces of the Government of Botswana.

I ask you....is this the behavior of a 'progressive' state that recognizes and respects the human rights of Indigenous Peoples resident within it's borders?

Did the Government of Botswana which openly declared their support for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples that was passed in the General Assembly at the UN on 17th September 2007 – only do so in order to deceive the world and receive the undeserved praise and salutations from their Nation State peers?

  • Damon Gerard Corrie

Pan-Tribal Confederacy of Indigenous Tribal Nations
(The ONLY Multi-Racial Worldwide Indigenous Confederacy in existence)

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