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Senegal: Presidential candidates urged to decry political violence

Headline Title:  Senegal: Presidential candidates urged to decry political violence 24 February 2012 All Senegal’s presidential candidates must urge calm among their supporters, Amnesty International said in a public appeal issued ahead of the first round of elections on Sunday, 26 February. The run-up to the poll has been marred by political violence, and there are fears armed supporters of the presidential candidates could spark fresh violence during or after election day. For more than a month, public demonstrations have been banned and security forces have repeatedly used excessive…

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