Human rights defender

By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 12th, 2013
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THE Nigeria Prisons Service has described as untrue the  allegation of Sodomy on an inmate of Kuje Prisons Custody Abuja,  Mr Charles Okah, by any Officer of the Prisons Service, as recently alleged by a Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Festus Keyamo’s law firm. It stated this in a  press s...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 2nd, 2013
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Nigerian authorities have rearrested 49 of 175 prison inmates who escaped from their southwest city jailhouse after it was attacked by gunmen, a spokesman of the Nigerian Prisons Service said on Monday. “Forty-nine of the prisoners out of the 175 who escaped from the Akure prison yesterday (Sun...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 10th, 2013
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By; Kiflu Hussain As per the invitation I received from East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) to attend the launching of the establishment of Pan African Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) Network in Kampala, I took part in a rather distinguished gathering of diplomats and renow...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 13th, 2013
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By Andreas E Peltzer, column WHAT is the task of a human rights activist? Helping victims of human rights violations may be the first answer. Now there are specialists dealing with perpetrators and victims of rights violations, which include law enforcement agencies, lawyers or psychologists. The hum...
By IndepthAfrica
In Southern Africa
Nov 26th, 2012
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Rights groups voiced fears Monday that the Zimbabwean authorities would launch a crackdown on rights activists ahead of a referendum and elections scheduled early next year. The “situation of human rights defenders in Zimbabwe remains grim as their operating space can be further shrunk” i...
By benim
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Sep 12th, 2011
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Harare – Lawyers for a prominent Zimbabwean human rights activist say state security officials prevented him from leaving the southern African nation for a conference in Ireland on rights violations. Lawyers for Farai Maguwu said on Sunday that his airline boarding pass was seized on Saturday a...
By benim
In Gambia
Jul 22nd, 2011
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Human rights groups have denounced a climate of fear in Gambia claiming disappearances, killings and torture go unpunished, as President Yayha Jammeh marks 17 years in power on Friday. “President Jammeh marks July 22 each year as ?Freedom Day? and yet Gambia is ruled with an iron fist by a gove...
By benim
In Middle East
May 16th, 2011
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TRIPOLI, Lebanon – A human rights activist says eight people have been killed because of violence in a Syrian border town where witnesses reported hearing crackling gunfire and explosions. Mustafa Osso said Monday that six people were killed in Talkalakh on Sunday and two others — including a soldier...
By benim
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Apr 2nd, 2011
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Harare – A top human rights activist has been arrested in Zimbabwe, in what Amnesty International deplores as an attempt to silence government critics. Abel Chikomo, director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with failing to properly register his orga...