Govt Must End Mass Killings in Madagascar - Report

The government must rein in its security forces and launch a probe into allegations of civilian killings over cattle theft in the south of the country, says Amnesty International.

Violence present serious concerns for the security of civilians ahead of presidential elections planned for May 2013.

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