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Senegal: All talk no action: Amnesty International submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 31st Session of the UPR Working Group, November 2018

, Index number: AFR 49/8788/2018

While Senegal met its commitment to bring former Chadian President Hissène Habré to trial, Amnesty International regrets Senegal’s failure to implement a number of recommendations it had accepted during the second review, including to respect and protect the right to freedom of expression, the rights of women and children, and to strengthen national human rights institutions. Amnesty International remains concerned about restrictions on the right to peaceful assembly, the use of unnecessary and excessive force against peaceful demonstrators, deaths in custody, and arbitrary arrests of and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people.

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