Congo

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Overview

Presidential elections were held amid violence and controversy. Political opponents were detained for peaceful criticism of the elections. Security forces used excessive force and sometimes torture to curb dissent. A new law further restricting the space for civil society organizations was passed.

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Death penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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