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Senegal urged to stop clampdown on dissent as protesters shot dead

Headline Title:  Senegal urged to stop clampdown on dissent 30 January 2012 Senegal's security forces must stop their violent clampdown on dissent, Amnesty International said today after two people were killed during protests in the city of Podor. One young male protester and an elderly female bystander were shot dead by the gendarmerie, who opened fire on a crowd demonstrating against the Constitutional Council decision to uphold President Abdoulaye Wade's right to stand for a third term in next month's election. "Today’s bloodshed marks a dramatic escalation in the violence that…

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