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Broad Amnesty in Mozambique Likely to Fuel Future Abuses

Expand Mozambican army vehicles patrol roads in the Gorongosa area in central Mozambique, May 2016. © 2016 John Wessels /AFP/Getty Images Mozambique’s Parliament has approved a broad amnesty law that exempts from prosecution members of government forces and the rebel-turned-opposition group Renamo for crimes committed between 2014 and 2016. During this time, the two forces were involved in sporadic fighting that led to serious human rights abuses including enforced disappearances, torture, killings, and the destruction of private property – all documented in our 2018 report “The Next One to…

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