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The rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly were restricted. The police used excessive force, notably while enforcing COVID-19 restrictions. Health workers protested against the lack of PPE and poor conditions, while prisoners were at risk of COVID-19. Violence against women persisted.
Togo Detention

Togo: Two prisoners of conscience, seven men held

Two men are arbitrarily detained in Dapaong, northern Togo, after they questioned the commemoration of the country’s Independence Day and called for justice for people who were killed during protests in Mango in November 2015. The two are prisoners of conscience. Seven other men are in detention in...
Togo Detention

Togo: Political activists arrested, risk torture

More than a dozen political activists arrested around the time of the Togolese presidential election, which saw Faure Gnassingbé reelected, are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment in prison. Two of them are in urgent need of medical attention, which they are not receiving.