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

Regional News

from Africa

04 September 2009
The six had been sentenced on 6 August to a mandatory sentence of two years’ imprisonment and fined 250,000 Dalasis (US$10,000) for defamation and sedition.
26 August 2009
One of Nigeria's most influential states has taken an important step towards abolition of the death penalty by pardoning and releasing three condemned prisoners.
10 August 2009
Four student leaders arrested and detained last week while addressing students at the University of Zimbabwe, Harare, have been released.
07 August 2009
Six Gambian journalists, including three executive members of the Gambian Press Union, were sentenced to terms in prison on Thursday.
06 August 2009
Four student leaders were arrested and detained while addressing students at the University of Zimbabwe, Harare, on Wednesday.
05 August 2009
More than 4,000 prisoners facing execution in Kenya had their sentences commuted to life imprisonment on Monday in the largest commutation in history, news sources reported.
28 July 2009
The evictions appear to have been carried out as part of the government of Kenya's plans to build a new road, the Northern Bypass.
23 July 2009
Up to 200 people from an informal settlement in the Harare suburb of Gunhill in Zimbabwe face being forcibly evicted without being given adequate notice or any consu
20 July 2009
A "Day of Action" for the people of Gambia will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday in 12 different locations around the world including West Africa, US, U
14 July 2009
The former Liberian president faces 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity that he is alleged to have committed in Sierra Leone. Despite this, many Sierra
09 July 2009
Amnesty International has called on the Zimbabwean government to put in place an impartial and independent police oversight body.
06 July 2009
The African Union has refused to cooperate with a war crimes arrest warrant against Sudan President Omar al-Bashir.
29 June 2009
Some refugees have had their homes set on fire and others have been threatened with arson, to coerce them into returning home.
25 June 2009
The men had their right hands and left legs amputated by members of the al-Shabab armed militia in front of a crowd of local people in northern Mogadishu.
23 June 2009
Secretary General Irene Khan expressed her concern at the continuing human rights violations in Zimbabwe, when she met with the country's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangi
23 June 2009
Togo has decided to abolish the death penalty following a unanimous vote by the national assembly.
22 June 2009
Four young men accused of stealing pistols and mobile phones, have been sentenced to amputation on Tuesday by an ad-hoc court.
22 June 2009
Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai told Amnesty International's chief Irene Khan that the direction for reform had been set and committed to ensuring the im
18 June 2009
Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan concludes the organization's six-day high level mission to Zimbabwe, a country where serious and persistent human ri
18 June 2009
As her high level mission to Zimbabwe concludes, Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan issues this public statement about the country's human rights sit
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