There were rising tensions in the capital Cotonou and other towns ahead of legislative elections. The attempted arrest of a political opponent led to two days of protests and clashes between protesters and security forces in Cotonou. Freedom of expression remained under threat as protests were banned after elections; a journalist reported receiving threats. Prisons remained overcrowded.
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