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Overview

While some legislative progress was made, freedom of expression and dissent continued to be restricted through new laws and harsher punishments. Police used excessive force against protesters. Accountability for enforced disappearances remained elusive, despite the government taking some steps to criminalize the practice. A series of highly publicized cases highlighted the ongoing problem of violence against women. Thousands of people were made homeless following forced evictions.

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Retains the death penalty in law

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