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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.

Date:
17 April 2012
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  • Guinea-Bissau
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Guinea-Bissau: Coup attempt underscores human rights concerns

A military takeover in Guinea-Bissau underscores the country’s serious unresolved human rights concerns, Amnesty International said today. Ongoing tensions within Guinea-Bissau’s military bubbled over on Thursday night and today when members of the armed forces placed parts of the capital Bissau under lockdown, arresting former Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior as well as the interim President Raimundo Pereira and his wife.

Date:
13 April 2012
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Critics of Guinea-Bissau military beaten by military personnel

Francisco José Fadul, a Court President and former Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau, was beaten by military personnel at his home in Bissau in the early hours of Wednesday morning. He is currently in intensive care at the Simão Mendes National Hospital in Bissau. Francisco Fadul held a press conference on Monday 30 March calling on the government to hold the military accountable for corruption and other crimes.

Date:
2 April 2009