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A human rights organization on Friday called for “urgent changes” ahead of October presidential vote in Guinea, citing legislative elections and a constitutional referendum in March 2020, “when security forces failed to protect people from election-related and intercommunal violence and committed human rights abuses in Nzérékoré, southeastern Guinea.”
In a 43-page report released on Friday, Human Rights Watch said it found that security forces deployed to provide security for the polls “did not do enough to prevent the killings or widespread destruction of property, and allegedly killed two people and beat and arbitrarily arrested dozens of men.”
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