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Côte d’Ivoire: Security Force Extortion

Email Security forces routinely and openly extort money at roadblocks in the western part of Côte d’Ivoire. The roadblocks, ostensibly in place to address insecurity in the face of cross-border incursions and banditry, have become a lucrative, criminal venture for soldiers and gendarmes, whose abuse threatens economic livelihoods and food prices in a region already devastated by the 2010-2011 post-election crisis. (Paris) – Security forces routinely and openly extort money at roadblocks in the western part of Côte d’Ivoire.read more

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