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Al Jazeera 21 Nov 2020

Peru police accused of rights violations during protests


Human rights groups in Peru say there have been cases of police brutality during recent protests.
Demonstrations have been taking place since former President Martin Vizcarra was impeached earlier this month.
A United Nations human rights mission is now in Peru talking to families of victims and investigating whether human rights were violated. Amnesty International says police fired deadly ammunition and beat protesters unnecessarily.
Police deny they used excessive force or shot metal pellets at protesters, but doctors say otherwise.
Interim President Francisco Sagasti says any crimes will not go unpunished.

Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Lima.

Human rights groups say they are increasingly concerned at the number of civilians in northern Mozambique who are being beaten, tortured and beheaded.
Government forces have confronted armed groups fighting to create an Islamic state in Cabo Delgado province for the past three years.
Both sides are accused of targeting civilians in their battle for control.
Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb reports.
Human rights organisations and political opponents have accused the Tanzanian government of political oppression ahead of this month's general election.
President John Pombe Magufuli has been accused of presiding over a government that is intolerant of dissent and has curtailed rights of expression and the media.
Al Jazeera spoke with the main opposition candidate about his fears for the vote.

Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports.
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