Guinea-Bissau: Increasing repression in wake of military coup
Growing restrictions on protesters, the media and freedom of movement are fuelling fear and insecurity in the wake of the military coup in Guinea-Bissau, Amnesty International said. “Increasingly repressive measures are being employed by the military as they try to stifle mounting criticism within the country and internationally,” said Marisé Castro, Amnesty International’s Guinea-Bissau expert. Sources in the capital city Bissau told Amnesty International that military checkpoints and road blocks have sprung up around the city – particularly along the road to the airport – and vehicles are being stopped and searched.
17 April 2012