Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Lethal Police Violence in Togo Kills a 12 Year Old Boy

Yesterday, the Togolese security forces killed a twelve year old boy in suppressing a student demonstration in Dapaong. The use of violence by the Togolese dictatorship against peaceful demonstrators has become a common occurrence in recent months, but this is the first reported fatality among protesters. Last week demonstrations by students in support of striking teachers took place in a number of locations in Togo. The regime has reportedly now temporarily closed all primary and secondary schools in Lome including private ones.

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