Fiji
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The authorities continued to stifle criticism and restrict the right to freedom of expression. New allegations of torture and other ill-treatment by the security forces surfaced throughout the year. Some cases resulted in disciplinary actions and charges against officers involved. Women and girls continued to experience high rates of gender-based violence. Fiji's response to the COVID-19 pandemic failed to protect or offer targeted financial support to women and those working in informal sectors, increasing the risks of poverty and financial hardship for already marginalized individuals. 

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Abolitionist for all crimes

Does not use the death penalty

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