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We offer them in high quality (4 MB) and normal quality (1,5 MB). To listen to them you need a player.
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Alternatively you can download the MP3 files from our website to your computer.
Notice: Using the audio files for other than private aims is not allowed without written permission of the press office. You can contact the press office at the e-mail address: presse(at)institut-fuer-menschenrechte.de
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