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Amnesty International concerned about police killings in Dom Rep

Published:Monday | August 18, 2014 | 12:08 PM

The London-based human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, says the number of killings perpetrated by the police in the Dominican Republic is once again on the rise while legislation intended to fix the problem stalls and stagnates in Congress.

According to Amnesty, over the past six months the number of people killed by the police rose by 13 per cent with 87 deaths being recorded between January and June.

The human rights watchdog group laments that 14 people per month are dying at the hands of the police in the Dominican Republic.

It further says many of these killings seem to have been unlawful.

Amnesty International says the Dominican Republic Government needs to push harder for concrete action to stop these abuses.


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