Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights

Regional News

from Africa

26 October 2012

More than 200 people have faced illegal detention and torture in Côte D’Ivoire, with many still languishing behind bars, Amnesty International can reveal.

26 October 2012

The Congolese authorities must open an investigation into the attempted assassination of doctor and activist Denis Mukwege, Amnesty International said.

19 October 2012

Governor signs execution warrants after prison authorities say that the death row inmates in Benin prison are 'becoming unmanageable.'

08 October 2012

Rwanda’s military intelligence department has illegally held scores of civilians in military detention without charge or trial amid credible claims of torture.

05 October 2012

An activist in KwaThema township describes how the murder of lesbians in her community provoked anger and fear 

03 October 2012

Far from bringing security to the region, the SPLA and the police auxiliary forces have committed shocking human rights violations.

03 October 2012

The extra-judicial execution by firing squad of a man in Mali was a horrific and illegal act and those responsible must be held to account, Amnesty International said.

26 September 2012

The powers and ability of the Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate the deaths of 44 people near Lonmin’s Marikana mine in August must be clarified to ensure justice.

25 September 2012

Amnesty International and Greenpeace have called for a criminal investigation into Trafigura's toxic dumping in West Africa.

20 September 2012

As conflict continues in Mali, civilians are on the receiving end of horrific abuses including amputations, sexual violence and extra-judicial executions.

19 September 2012

Three trade unionists and a journalist receive heavy suspended prison sentences and fines for initiating and publishing an anti-government petition.

17 September 2012

The Gambian President's conditional moratorium on executions of death row prisoners leaves at least 38 people at great risk of execution.

14 September 2012

The Egyptian government should immediately withdraw its invitation to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, and arrest him if he travels to Cairo.

11 September 2012

Charges against two journalists detained after they applied for permission to hold a peaceful protest over the executions of nine death row inmates must be dropped by the Gambian authorities.

10 September 2012

In Chad, prisoners' lives are often put at risk by harsh detention conditions including severe overcrowding in soaring heat.

05 September 2012

Mauritania should have surrendered Abdullah al-Senussi to the ICC instead of extraditing him to Libya.

28 August 2012

At least 38 people still on death row in The Gambia are at imminent risk of execution.

24 August 2012

The detention of a newspaper editor is a worrying signal that the Ethiopian government intends to carry on a crackdown on dissent

21 August 2012

Gambian president Yahya Jammeh’s reported comments that people sentenced to death in The Gambia will be executed by September must not be acted on and must be retracted, Amnesty International said.

17 August 2012

A judge must oversee any investigation into the deaths of 34 people after South African police opened fire on protesting miners at the Marikana mine complex.

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