Congo
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Political activists and civil society members including human rights defenders continued to face intimidation, harassment and arbitrary detention. Rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly were restricted particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The right to health was hindered due to lack of adequate equipment in health care facilities. Indigenous Peoples still faced discrimination while women in those communities also experienced high levels of gender-based violence.

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Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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