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Dominican Republic: Presidential candidates urged to take a stand on human rights

Headline Title:  Dominican Republic: Presidential candidates urged to take a stand on human rights 26 April 2012 Presidential elections in Dominican Republic offer an "extraordinary opportunity" in the battle for human rights, Amnesty International said as it urged candidates to take a public stand on a range of issues including alarming levels of police killings, violence against women and abuses against migrants. An open letter details a series of recommendations for presidential candidates, including the need for an extensive reform of the police, the appointment of an ombudsman…

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