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Critics of the authorities, including human rights defenders, faced prosecution, harassment and intimidation; the rights to freedom of expression and of association were restricted. The right to free, prior and informed consent relating to development projects which adversely affected livelihoods, was denied to Indigenous Peoples.

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Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty



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