Benin

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Overview

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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Death penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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Office address: Carré 865 Immeuble François Gomez, Quartier Aidjedo (une rue après le Centre d’Accueil en venant de la BIBE) COTONOU Mailing address: 01 BP 3536 COTONOU

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0022921323690

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0022921323690

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info@aibenin.org

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