Amnesty International is calling for the release of three anti-slavery activists who were jailed after exposing a case of two young girls allegedly forced to work as servants.
Sudanese activists Ali Agab and Abdel Monim Elgak, who were forced to flee their homes for defending human rights, tell Amnesty International about the challenges they face and what keeps them positive about the future.
Amnesty International today called on Côte d’Ivoire security forces to stop their attacks on political opponents as new information was revealed about a deadly raid on political allies of Alassane Ouattara, the internationally recognized winner of the presidential election.
Ugandan human rights groups welcome a court ruling banning media from publishing the names of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people following a tabloid campaign targeting alleged homosexuals.
Mediators appointed by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) must place the protection of human rights at the heart of their efforts to end the crisis in Côte d’Ivoire, Amnesty International has said.
Amnesty International welcomes the readiness of the Human Rights Council to respond to the human rights emergency in Côte d’Ivoire but regrets that the Council has missed the opportunity to prevent further serious human rights violations and abuses.
Eyewitnesses have told Amnesty International that abductions, disappearances and physical abuse are increasing as post-election violence escalates in Côte d’Ivoire.
Charges have been dropped against Ellen Chademana, an employee at the NGO Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe.
Eyewitnesses say people injured during yesterday’s mass protests in Abidjan were denied medical care amid threats from security forces.
Eyewitnesses have told Amnesty International that at least ten unarmed protesters were killed yesterday in Abidjan during mass protests over the presidential elections.
A former Gambian opposition leader who was the subject of an Amnesty International letter writing campaign has been released early.
At least 20 people have been shot dead in violent incidents following the country's presidential elections.
Eyewitnesses give accounts of the armed attack on the offices of presidential candidate Alassane Ouattara which left at least four dead and several wounded.
The President of Sudan is wanted on charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes for his role in the conflict in Darfur.
Amnesty International today urged Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential candidates to calm their supporters and avoid inflammatory statements, amid outbursts of violence ahead of the country’s second round of presidential elections this Sunday.
Several people have died and over 50 people have been arbitrarily detained as military and police use excessive force as part of a post-election crackdown.
When a Ugandan tabloid published Frank Mugisha's personal details in October and called for him and other alleged homosexuals to be hanged for ‘recruiting children’ he knew there would be a struggle ahead - on the streets and in the courts.
Clemence Bakatuseka, who works on behalf of victims of sexual violence, says police demanded a 'protection fee' to help her after she was attacked by armed men at her home last month.
Eight men and women, some of whom are thought to have been monitoring the human rights situation in Darfur, are said to have been detained by the security forces in Khartoum.
Guinean authorities must investigate reports that police used excessive force to quell election protests, leaving one person dead, about 60 injured and more than 100 detained.