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The Peoples under Threat index identifies those countries around the world where communities face the greatest risk of genocide, mass killing or systematic violent repression.
Based on current indicators from authoritative sources, Peoples under Threat has been compiled every year since 2005 to provide early warning of potential future mass atrocities.
The release of the 2018 People’s under Threat data shows how government crackdowns on freedom of speech and political opposition are now key factors in threat of mass killing and other violence.
Visit www.minorityrights.org to find out more about Minority Rights Group International, which publishes Peoples under Threat.
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