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Dozens still held in Gabon over post-election violence

Gabonese soldiers run to take position as supporters of opposition leader Jean Ping protest in front of security forces blocking a demonstration trying to reach the electoral commission in LibrevilleSome 70 people, including several opposition figures, were still in detention nearly a month after a wave of post-election violence erupted in Gabon, a judicial source said on Friday. Thirty-nine people have been charged for their alleged role in rioting and looting that broke out in Gabon after the disputed vote. Violence erupted on August 31 after President Ali Bongo was first declared the winner of the contested vote.

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