Botswana

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Overview

The right to freedom of expression continued to be restricted. Asylum-seekers whose asylum claims were rejected continued to face detention. A landmark ruling in the Lobatse High Court upheld the rights of transgender people. Two men were sentenced to death.

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Retentionist

Retains the death penalty in law

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