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  • Demonstrators shout slogans as they hold banners during a political rally against the government of Ecuador's President Correa in Quito, Ecuador, on September 18, 2014.
    October 20, 2014
    Security forces used excessive force to disperse largely peaceful demonstrations in Quito, Ecuador on September 17 and 18, 2014, arbitrarily detaining and beating protesters. Based on interviews and written testimony, dozens of detainees suffered serious physical abuse, including severe beatings, kicks, and electric shocks, during arrest and in detention.