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Amnesty International tells cops to stop harassing activists

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The human rights watchdog Amnesty International has urged the police to stop harassing activists.

This comes after the police summoned at least nine activists over the past week and questioned them about their activities.

"Amnesty International is alarmed that the authorities are increasingly responding to activities that aim to express dissent and protest against injustice with baseless police investigations.

"These recent actions by the police highlight an escalating pattern of misusing the criminal justice system, to target and harass political activists and human rights defenders that Amnesty International has documented over the last few years...

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