Tag Archives: Human rights

24 March 21

Burundi: Amnesty calls for release of activist Germain Rukuki

Rights group Amnesty International is calling for the immediate release of Burundian human rights activist Germain Rukuki.

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27 February 21

HRW urges AU against endorsing Eritrea for UN rights body

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the African Union (AU) to not endorse Eritrea’s bid for re-election at the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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08 February 21

Ethiopia: Tigray opposition parties estimate 50,000+ civilian deaths

Opposition groups in Ethiopia’s Tigray region say at least 50,000 civilians have been killed since conflict broke out between local forces and the federal military three months ago.

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28 January 21

HRW: Repression escalating in DR Congo

Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports that repression is escalating in the Democratic Republic of Congo under President Felix Tshisekedi.

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05 January 21

Ethiopia releases Reuters cameraman without charge

Police in Ethiopia released Reuters cameraman Kumerra Gemechu on Tuesday after detaining him without charge for 12 days.

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30 November 20

HRW: Burundian refugees forcibly disappeared, tortured in Tanzania

Human Right Watch (HRW) says at least eight Burundian refugees have been forcibly returned to their home country while many more have faced human right violations including arbitrary detention, forced disappearance and torture.

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23 October 20

Kenya: Police face legal action of Covid-19 curfew killings

Police in Kenya face legal action from rights groups over the killing of 15 people during the first nine weeks of a curfew implemented due to Coivd-19.

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07 October 20

Amnesty: Ethiopians ‘held in life-threatening conditions’ in Saudi Arabia

An Amnesty International investigation reveals that Ethiopian migrants are being held in “life-threatening conditions” in Saudi Arabia.

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11 September 20

HRW: Eritrea sends thousands of students to military camps

Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports that thousands of students in Eritrea have been moved to military training camps where they will begin compulsory military training.

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02 September 20

Burundian refugees’ return from Rwanda begins

On August 27, the first group of Burundian refugees repatriating from neighbouring Rwanda began their return journey home.

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