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Sixty-six people were lynched in Mozambique last year, compared with 87 the year before, the annual Attorney General’s reports released on Friday said.
The document said “the barbarity of the lynchings, the means used and the publicity surrounding them reveals a complete disrespect for the most elementary human rights and constitutional guarantees”.
Last year, Zambézia province in the centre of the country was the worst affected, with 15 people being lynched, followed by Tete with 11, and Nampula in the north of the country with nine.
The Attorney General called for more collaboration between the justice system and local communities, along with more police patrols.Source: Lusa
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