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Niger’s ousted president is being denied food and electricity, says European Union

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The European Union Friday said it had “deep concern” about the treatment of Niger’s ousted President Mohamed Bazoum, Per Second News reports.

Mr Bazoum and his family have been deprived of food, electricity and health care for several days, said the EU’s top diplomat, Josep Borrell.

The President was detained in a Military coup on July 26 and the junta has ignored international demands to reinstate him.

Mr Borrell said the EU was concerned by the “deterioration of the conditions” in which Mr Bazoum and his family were being held.

“We appeal once again for their immediate and unconditional release,” he said.

“President Bazoum has dedicated his life to working to improve the daily life of Niger’s people. Nothing justifies this kind of treatment.”

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