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The authorities used excessive or unnecessary force to impede or prevent the right to peaceful assembly. In most cases, where such force was used, protesters were arbitrarily arrested or detained. At least five protesters and one bystander were unlawfully killed, including at least two children. The right to freedom of association was threatened. Teachers faced underpayment as well as non-payment of their salaries. Hundreds of people were forcibly evicted from their homes. The severe and prolonged drought in the south had a devastating impact on the rights to food and health, particularly for children.

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