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Guinea: Crackdown on Right to Protest

Expand Police and gendarmes confront protesters in Conakry on February 6, 2018 during a demonstration over contested local elections results. Guinea’s government has, since July 2018, effectively banned all street protests in Guinea, citing the risk to public security.  © 2018 Cellou Binani /AFP/Getty Images The government of Guinea has effectively banned street protests for more than a year, citing threats to public security, Human Rights Watch said today. Local authorities have prohibited at least 20 political or other demonstrations. Security forces have tear gassed those who defy the ban,…

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