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

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from Africa

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20 January 2015
Gambian authorities should either charge or release family members of people suspected to be involved in December’s alleged failed coup, and grant them immediate access to lawyers, Amnesty International said today. »
14 January 2010
Amnesty International has voiced its concerns that the defendants may have been forced to confess to the 2005 murders of 13 policemen under torture.
09 January 2010
Activists are gathering at events in 15 countries on Saturday to call on world leaders to take urgent steps to prevent a return to severe and widespread conflict in Sudan.
07 January 2010
Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga were arrested in December, two days after they had a 'traditional engagement ceremony'.
18 December 2009
An attempt to defraud victims of the Trafigura toxic waste dump disaster out of $45 million must be stopped, Amnesty International said on Friday in an open letter.
10 December 2009
To mark World Human Rights Day, Amnesty International spoke to three women who put their lives on the line in defence of human rights.
07 December 2009
03 December 2009
An Amnesty International delegation also found cases of over 40 people whose whereabouts are still unknown. These human rights violations follow a massacre during a political protest in September.
03 December 2009
Amnesty International  has condemned the deliberate targeting of civilians at graduation of medical students in a district of the capital Mogadishu.
20 November 2009
Amnesty International has learned that the Danish government has invited Sudanese President al Bashir to attend a meeting in Copenhagen on climate change in December.  
10 November 2009
Victims of the 2006 toxic waste dumping scandal in Côte d’Ivoire told Amnesty International on Monday that a ruling protecting their compensation was a "small victory".
06 November 2009
Scores of Nigerians lost their homes on Friday morning when Rivers state authorities began bulldozing buildings in Port Harcourt, Amnesty International has learned.
06 November 2009
Amnesty International has condemned an invitation extended by Turkey to Sudanese President Omar al Bashir to attend a meeting in Turkey.
06 November 2009
Amnesty International has welcomed the decision of a Côte d’Ivoire court not to transfer $45 million in compensation owed to victims of the toxic waste dumping in Abidjan in 2006 to the account of an organization which was falsely claiming to represent all 30,000 of them.
05 November 2009
Amnesty International has urged that $45 million compensation paid by an oil trading company to victims of one of the worst toxic dumping scandals in recent years must reach the people to whom it is owed.
04 November 2009
Government representatives meeting in Addis Ababa have been urged by Amnesty International to clearly state they would prevent any officials accused of genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes from seeking safe haven in their countries.
03 November 2009
Amnesty International has welcomed the government's efforts to bring the killers to justice but has said that it deplores the use of the death penalty.
03 November 2009
Hundreds of people have been forced from their homes to make way for a commercial development in Rivers State, Nigeria, Amnesty International has learned.
28 October 2009
Amnesty International said that the Sudanese government was responsible for the death and ill-treatment of Ahmed Suleiman Sulman, who died from tuberculosis in police custody last week.
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