Bissau, 09 January, 2022 / 9:39 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of the Guinean Human Rights League (LGDH) has, in a statement, denounced reported threats against a Catholic Priest for allegedly criticizing the country's President, Umaro Sissoco Embaló.
Since January 1, unidentified persons have reportedly issued threats against Fr. Augusto Mutna Tambá, a Priest of Guinea-Bissau’s Bafata Diocese.
The threats to physically harm Fr. Tambá follow the Priest’s faulting of President Embaló for making “disrespectful and very irresponsible statements” remarks against Bishop José Lampra Cà of Bissau Diocese.
In their Friday, January 7 statement, LGDH officials say, “Reverend Father Augusto Mutna Tamba has been the target of several threats following his reaction to the disrespectful and very irresponsible statements made by his Excellency the President of the Republic Umaro Sissoco Embaló to the Most Reverend Bishop of Bissau Dom Lampra Cá.”
“Guinea-Bissau is a country with diversity where there is tolerance and inter-religious dialogue, which serves as an example for many countries in Africa,” LGDH officials further say.