Letter to the Editor: Lawfare in the Dominican Republic Deserves Attention

By AQ Online

A response from AQ's readers

In response to Nick Burns’ article for AQ, “Luis Abinader: The (Rare) Popular Incumbent,” published on January 3, a reader writes: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has stated that “the promotion and protection of human rights, fundamental freedoms” as well as “standing up to governments” who engage in arbitrary arrests are central to U.S. foreign policy. Abuse of preventive detention in the Dominican Republic is a widely known problem. The National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH-DR) recently reported that 80% of all those in prison are being preventively detained,...

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