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UN experts urge the international community to lift sanctions in Zimbabwe

Two independent human rights experts from the United Nations urged the international community today to lift sanctions in Zimbabwe to boost its economy, after the march who was its president for 37 years, Robert Mugabe.

Geneva, Nov 27 (EFE) .- Two independent human rights experts from the United Nations urged the international community today to lift sanctions in Zimbabwe to boost its economy, after the departure of its president for 37 years, Robert Mugabe.

In a statement, the experts celebrated that the change of power was carried out "avoiding violence. "

" Mugabe's resignation heralds the birth of a new era, which should be based on democracy and the rule of law, "the experts in democracy and sanctions.

"However, this can not happen under economic coercion." Sanctions have been in effect since the beginning of this century and have led to the suffering of ordinary people. instead of causing a political change, "they said.

" Now is the time for political dialogue and the restoration of a functioning economy, "they added.

The experts They assured that the sanctions are not "limited" since they currently affect the vast majority of the economy and, consequently, the human rights of the Zimbabweans, so they urged the international community to lift them.

"The economy in the country is concentrated in particular sectors, and sanctions against only a part of the population or companies can have a devastating impact, "the experts said before adding that" some businesses were overly complying with the penalties for confusion over their scope. "

The two independent experts The UN also urged the international community to work with Zimbabwe to restore the economy and the financial system, and to create "the necessary conditions for an election free and fair ".

" We must work together to work for peace and prosperity in Zimbabwe "concluded the Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, Idriss Jazairy, and the independent expert in the promotion of democratic and equitable international order, Alfred de Zayas.

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