Namibia

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Detainees acquitted after the long-running Caprivi treason trial lived in fear of being rearrested after the Prosecutor General decided to appeal against the court ruling. There was a high incidence of gender-based violence, including rape, against women and girls. Violations of the right to freedom of expression continued.

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Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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