Tag Archives: Human rights

10 December 18

Rwanda: Diane Rwigara acquitted of ‘baseless’ charges

Rwandan opposition leader and government critic Diane Rwigara has been acquitted of insurrection and forgery charges by a court in Kigali.

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15 November 18

Ethiopia arrests former deputy intelligence chief

Authorities in Ethiopia have arrested former deputy intelligence chief Yared Zerihun amid investigations into corruption and human right abuses committed by security forces.

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07 November 18

Tanzania: 10 men arrested for being gay in government crackdown

Ten men in Tanzania have been arrested on suspicion of being gay, the same week a new task force was created by the government to identify homosexuals.

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01 November 18

Tanzania: Thousands of gay people reported to authorities

Regional commissioner for the Tanzanian capital of Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda, says authorities have been handed the names of thousands of suspected gay people, after calling upon the public to report them to the government.

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31 October 18

Tanzania: Dar es Salaam forms anti-gay surveillance squad

Dar es Salaam governor Paul Makonda has announced the formation of a surveillance squad to hunt down gay people in the capital.

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26 October 18

South Sudan release five political prisoners

South Sudan released five political prisoners on Thursday although none of them appear to be senior rebel officials whose release is required by the country’s tentative peace deal.

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23 October 18

Released Ethiopian bloggers expose digital media control tactics

A group of six bloggers released from prison in 2015 have shared their experience on the control of digital media, surveillance and censorship in Ethiopia. Speaking publicly for the first time at the recently concluded Forum on Internet Freedom in
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19 October 18

Ethiopia releases 1,174 detainees held over Addis Ababa violence

Authorities in Ethiopia have released more than 1,100 people arrested over violent protests in and around the capital of Addis Ababa in September.

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09 October 18

Ethiopia: Rights body calls for army deployment following ethnic violence

Ethiopia’s national human rights commission is calling upon the government to deploy national defence forces in areas recently hit by an uptake in ethnic violence.

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09 October 18

Rwanda: Diane Rwigara and mother freed on bail

The family of Rwandan opposition leader and government critic Diane Rwigara say she and her mother have been released on bail, after being detained for more than a year.

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