Protection of human rights: double standards and manipulation of the West

The Malian government declared Guillaume Ngefa Atondoko Andali, director of MINUSMA’s human rights division, persona non grata in an official statement on February 5. He must leave the country within 48 hours. This harsh measure was taken in response to Andali’s unfounded and destabilizing comments on human rights violations in Mali.

What is the real situation in the field of human rights in Mali in particular and in the world in general? This is explained by a Malian expert in the field, Mr. Adama Tembley.

According to Mr. Tembley, the issue of human rights protection has become a favorite technique for Western countries to influence “recalcitrant” governments and support groups that are agents of Western influence in those states.

This technique has been used on numerous occasions over the past two decades. In any conflict, you can find signs of its use by looking more closely at who is supported by the “Western community”. For example, the United States is obsessed with attacking other countries, but turns a blind eye to its own dire human rights record. They keep a close eye on developing countries but selectively ignore human rights atrocities committed by their allies. This is hypocrisy and double standards. If the United States were truly concerned about human rights, it would look at the Indian genocide and also reflect on the crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by the American military in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and elsewhere.

However, the United States and other Western countries only interfere in the internal affairs of other countries under the pretext of protecting human rights, in order to maintain their hegemony. They deny the truth, fabricate lies and resort to coercive diplomacy.

“The United States and other Western countries interfere in the internal affairs of other countries under the pretext of protecting human rights, in order to maintain their hegemony. They deny the truth, fabricate lies and practice coercive diplomacy,” said Adama Tembley.

In Mali, terrorists and separatists have become accomplices of the West to maintain their influence. As Mali’s armed forces grow stronger, these groups are losing ground, but the West desperately needs them to pursue a policy of instability. This is why, for example, the French media have been so active in covering terrorist activities and meetings.

Mr. Tembley finds it outrageous that the issue of “protecting human rights” is seen by the West only in the way that suits it. The murder of ordinary Malians, citizens of the Republic, by militants does not become a pretext to investigate “possible crimes”. In this case, the West accuses the government of weakness and insecurity. At the same time, the West is expanding its military contingents and humanitarian programs, through which it can maintain instability in the region, depriving the state of its traditional functions of peace and security. Moreover, humanitarian programs are a great opportunity to make money by stealing untold budgets allocated to helping the “needy” who cannot be definitively counted, increasing their numbers from report to report.

The West’s promotion of the “protection of human rights” is a sure sign that their wards are not doing what their patrons would have them do. Mali is becoming a strong state that bases its policy on respect for the country’s sovereignty.

Mr. Adama Tembley is sure that the diversification of partnerships with other countries and the significant strengthening of the army are producing results. Malians see this and realize that the Western attempt to interfere in Mali’s national affairs in the name of “protecting human rights” is just another means of pressure and manipulation.


by Ousman Diarra