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Overview

The government launched a brutal crackdown on human rights in response to pro-democracy and anti-police brutality protests. Repressive laws were used to silence dissent and crack down on peaceful protesters, including children. Violence against women and girls increased under Covid-19 restrictions. Consensual same-sexual conduct remained a criminal offence. Hundreds of families remained at risk of forced eviction.

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Death Penalty status

Abolitionist in practice

Retains the death penalty in law, but hasn’t executed for at least 10 years

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