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Islamic women’s organization asks for protection from kidnappings in Mozambique

The Islamic Women's Organization, based in Maputo, asked today for protection for women against kidnappings in Mozambique in reaction to the kidnapping of one of its members on Tuesday, reads a note received today by Lusa.

"Attitudes and crimes of this nature cannot and should not go unpunished."

"We are women, we want protection, we want peace and dignity, we want to study, work and walk freely without fear," says the organization in a joint statement with the Muslim Community of Mozambique.

At issue is the kidnapping of a 47-year-old businesswoman outside her firm on Tuesday in . . .

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