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Dominican Republic: Student’s killing underscores urgent need for police reform

Headline Title:  Dominican Republic: Student’s killing underscores urgent need for police reform 09 November 2012 The Dominican Republic’s National Police must urgently address how it responds to public protests as part of a comprehensive policing reform in the Caribbean nation, Amnesty International said after a university student was shot dead in the capital Santo Domingo on Thursday. Willy Florián Ramírez, a 21-year-old medical student, died after being shot on Thursday during clashes between police and student protesters demonstrating against a highly disputed tax reform which…

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