Federal Government Arrests Man for Decrying the Poor Management of National Wildlife Park

Federal Government Arrests Man for Decrying the Poor Management of National Wildlife Park

17 Dec 2018, by Kez@ClosingSpaces in CS Database

Incidents & Issues

Captain Patrice Trekpo, the acting general secretary of the Water, Forests, and Hunting Union of Benin, was arrested after decrying poor management and bad working conditions for personnel in Pendjari National Park in a September 3 local television appearance. He also criticized a park management contract awarded to South African-based NGO African Parks Network, accusing the NGO of plundering the wildlife resources of Pendjari National Park

Details of Occurrence

Country of OccurrenceBenin Republic
Date of Occurrence05 Sep 2017
Security Agents InvolvedThe Federal Government
Legal FoundationsArticle 23 of the Constitution of the Benin Republic
Rights ImplicatedRights to Freedom of Expression

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