Togo
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The authorities continued to curtail the rights to freedom of expression and of assembly during mass demonstrations organized by opposition groups. Security forces used excessive force against demonstrators with at least 11 people killed during protests. Arbitrary arrests and detentions, torture and other ill-treatment, and impunity for human rights violations persisted.

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Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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