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Rights Groups Call on Congolese Authorities to End Arbitrary Arrests

Several human rights organizations have denounced a wave of opposition arrests in the Republic of Congo. Tensions remain high in the country following the recent reelection of incumbent President Denis Sassou N’Guesso, as the opposition has contested the results and called on the Congolese people for civil disobedience. Amnesty International as well as several Congolese human rights organizations say the recent arrests of political opponents were arbitrary, and they have called on...

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