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‘End impunity for rapists in Sierra Leone’

The human rights campaign group Amnesty International has called for the end of impunity for rapists in Sierra Leone after the death of a five-year-old girl.

The girl, known just as Khadija, died on 17 June from complications after she was raped.

Subsequently, hundreds of protesters took to the streets to demand justice.

The BBC’s Umaru Fofana reports that protesters dressed in black-headed to the attorney general’s office, the police headquarters and outside the office of the director of public prosecutions in the capital, Freetown.

The head of Kids Advocacy Network, Edmond Fona, told the BBC that one of the demands of the protesters was that the country set up an adequate forensics lab to help with gathering evidence in rape cases.

Source: allafrica.com


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