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Ecuador: Fear for safety/Legal concern

, Index number: AMR 28/007/2005

Following a deepening political crisis, Amnesty International is concerned for the safety of protestors calling for the resignation of President Lucio Gutiérrez. Demonstrations continue in the capital Quito against a decision by Congress to ratify the president's sacking of all the Supreme Court's judges. Several protestors including children have been reportedly tear gassed during peaceful demonstrations.

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