Mozambique: ‘I can’t believe in justice any more’: Obstacles to justice for unlawful killings by police in Mozambique

Index Number: AFR 41/004/2009

Unlawful killings have been carried out with near impunity in Mozambique. The authorities have failed to carry out their duty to bring perpetrators to justice, except in the few cases where family members have tenaciously pursued justice or public pressure has forced them into action. The authorities also appear to have allowed obstacles to be placed in the way of families pursuing justice. Amnesty International calls upon the highest authorities in Mozambique to make clear to all members of the police that excessive or arbitrary use of force and extrajudicial executions will not be tolerated.

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