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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: ICJ.]

The ICJ today expressed its grave concern at the conduct of police forces in their enforcement of a court order to remove refugees and asylum seekers from the offices of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Cape Town on October 30.

Police appeared to be using excessive and unlawful force, resulting in injuries to some protestors.

The ICJ called for a prompt independent, impartial, and through investigation into the police conduct, with a view to holding account officials responsible for any ill-treatment and to prevent such methods of policing to recur.

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