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Mozambique: Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review

, Index number: AFR 41/2587/2015

In this submission, Amnesty International expresses concern that arbitrary arrests and detention continue to occur regularly in violation of national and international law. Allegations also persist of excessive use of force, extrajudicial executions, and torture and ill-treatment by members of the police and prison guards, and Amnesty International is gravely concerned at the pattern of impunity for these abuses. Moreover, the government uses criminal defamation laws, the State Security Law, and the Press Law to limit the right to freedom of expression.

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