Congo : Legislative elections in a climate of tension

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On 16 July 2017, voters will cast their votes in the legislative and local elections. The campaign Turn the Page - Congo* reflects upon the opportunity of this poll, for which there has not been any new guarantee of transparency since the presidential elections.

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Hissène Habré convicted

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On 27 April 2017, the Court of Appeals of the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC), based in Dakar, confirmed the conviction of Hissène Habré to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture crimes. On 30 May 2016, he had been convicted in first instance to the same sentence and he had appealed. The conviction is therefore final.

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Fear politics in Burundi

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Pierre Nkurunziza, the president of Burundi - in power since 2005 despite a widely disputed this reelection - conducts an ever more repressive policy, strongly restraining freedom of expression and opposition in the country.

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Vietnam, 5th biggest world executor

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Between 2013 and 2016, Vietnam executed 429 prisoners according to a report released by the Vietnamese Secretary of National Security. This makes it one of the countries with the most executions.

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