Sierra Leone

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The right to freedom of peaceful assembly continued to be restricted and the use of excessive force by law enforcement officers was under investigation. The right to freedom of expression for government critics and opponents was repressed. Several laws were adopted to advance women’s rights. While efforts were made to decongest prisons, there were allegations of torture in one detention centre. Levels of food insecurity worsened. Legal regulation of the mining sector was strengthened.

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