Rights group says Togo's government must respect freedom of assembly in election run-up

April 21, 2015 9:42 PM

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LOME, Togo – Amnesty International is calling on Togo's government to respect the right to demonstrate in the run-up to April 25 elections.

The international rights group on Tuesday warned against the excessive use of force. It said police used live rounds during a demonstration to support a teachers' strike in March, wounding at least 30 people in Glei, about 160 kilometers (100 miles) north of the capital, Lome.

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