Collective Against Islamophobia in France (CCIF), a leading French Muslim Rights group, has been ordered to shut down by the French Minister of Interior, Gerald Darmanin.
The NGO makes an effort to decrease the discrimination that Muslims face in France.
The dissolution of the organization is a shocking step taken by the French government. The shutting down of this organization will demoralize other organizations fighting racism and discrimination in France.
Europe Director at Amnesty International, Nils Muižnieks
The dissolution of the CCIF is a risky measure that can trigger further Islamophobia in France and put national security and public order at risk.
The French government has failed to provide concrete data or evidence to justify the dissolution of CCIF. Amnesty International also showed his concern toward shutting down the leading Muslim rights group without any evidence.
Amnesty International is also written to the French government not to shut down the organization.