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Poverty was widespread, with extensive malnutrition and deteriorating primary health care. Children’s rights were routinely flouted. Human rights violations by police were committed with impunity and corrupt officials were involved in trafficking activities. Discrimination against women in law and practice continued. The right to freedom of expression was restricted. Prison conditions remained dire.

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Death penalty status

Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty



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