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The state of the world's human rights

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12 March 2012

A new report documents how Ethiopia's civil society legislation stifles legitimate human rights work.

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05 March 2012

Jean-Claude Roger Mbede and 12 other people in Cameroon have been arrested since March 2011 for allegedly practising homosexuality.

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01 March 2012

Authorities urged to end the persecution of political opponents and journalists as former government minister freed after 10 years.

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29 February 2012

Abukar Hasan Mohamud Kadaf is the third journalist to be killed in Mogadishu in just two months.

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24 February 2012

Senegal's presidential candidates must call for calm ahead of the first round of elections this weekend.

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16 February 2012

Malawi's former Attorney General, who is critical of the current government, has been returned to prison despite a court order to release him on bail.

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14 February 2012

A workshop run by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists has been raided by Uganda's ethics minister.

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19 January 2012

A court in Ethiopia has found four government critics and a former opposition supporter guilty of terrorism charges.

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18 January 2012

Amnesty International considers four men jailed for distributing anti-government T-shirts in the the Gambia to be prisoners of conscience.

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04 January 2012

Mass demonstrations over fuel price rises continue in Nigeria after the killing of at least one protester.

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22 November 2011

The South African parliament has passed a controversial secrecy bill which will put severe limitations on free speech.

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21 November 2011

A proposed secrecy bill could have severe consequences for freedom of expression in South Africa, if it is passed by parliament today.

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08 November 2011

Two journalists are at risk of torture after being detained over an article criticizing South Sudan's president.

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01 November 2011

A new report describes how Ugandan journalists, opposition politicians and activists are being targeted for criticizing the authorities.

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17 October 2011

Five activists being held after a peaceful protest in Malawi's capital are prisoners of conscience.

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30 September 2011

The dismissal of a high court judge in Swaziland sets an ominous precedent for other judges resisting government pressure on the judiciary.

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28 September 2011

Three protesters have been killed during clashes between police and demonstrators at an oppostion rally in Conakry.

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16 September 2011

A prominent journalist and four senior opposition politicians have been arrested on accusations of terrorism-related activities.

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15 September 2011

Eleven prominent Eritrean politicians have been held incommunicado without charge for 10 years.

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12 September 2011

Chadian authorities are urged to release two students held for more than four months for allegedly supporting pro-reform protests.

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