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The Criminal Code was amended to increase sentences for perpetrators of rape and child sexual abuse. Police used excessive force. Detainees protested against poor health conditions and health workers threatened strikes over inadequate resources. Communities were at risk of forcible eviction. There...
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Senegal: Fear for safety

Anquiling Diabone; Mary Sambou, his wife; Amai Koné Wilfrid and Kouassénibo, their sons; Atinbaye, their nephew: There is concern for the safety of human rights defender Anquiling Diabone, who was recently severely beaten by soldiers, and his family, who have been intimidated by soldiers.