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Tanzania: Human rights concerns relating to demonstrations in Zanzibar on 27 January 2001

, Index number: AFR 56/001/2002

On 27 January 2001 armed police shot dead between 22 and 60 opposition demonstrators on Pemba island. This report describes the background to the human rights crisis in Zanzibar leading to the demonstrations, including the disputed election results of October 2000 and the events and human rights violations committed in the days before, during and after the demonstrations.

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