Lesotho

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Overview

The continued political and security crisis led to a sharp increase in human rights violations. Allegations of torture and other ill-treatment continued. The right to freedom of expression remained severely restricted. There were unlawful killings.

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Death penalty status

Retentionist

Retains the death penalty in law

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