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Freedom of expression was curtailed with foreign journalists expelled and media suspended by authorities in the context of the post-coup transitional regime and the armed conflict. Armed groups and government forces committed unlawful attacks. Several public figures were victims of enforced disappearances and women and girls were victims of abduction. Armed groups severely restricted the economic and social rights of civilians in towns and villages under siege.

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