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Dominican Republic urged to tackle alarming levels of police abuse

Publication Date:  25 October 2011 Human rights violations by police are rife in the Dominican Republic and only a fraction of cases are investigated. Teaser image:  Amnesty International Index Number:  AMR 27/002/2011 Authorities in the Dominican Republic must urgently reform their police force to tackle alarming levels of killings and torture, Amnesty International said in a new report today.‘Shut up if you don’t want to be killed’: Human Rights violations by the police in the Dominican Republic documents scores of cases of killings, torture and ill-treatment…

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