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May 22, 2015

Two human rights activists, Yves Makwambala and Fred Bauma remain in detention at Makala prison in Kinshasa. The two are facing charges of “treason, attempted coup and an attempt to take the life o...

May 7, 2015

A protest held on 29 April against changes in rules for social security and retirement affecting teachers was met with unnecessary and excessive use of force by military police in Paraná state, sou...

April 22, 2015

Moroccan journalist Hicham Mansouri is serving a 10-month prison term for “adultery” and other charges, handed down after an unfair trial. He appears to have been targeted for peacefully promoting...

March 18, 2015

Human rights defender and journalist Gerard Kuissu was released from custody on the night of 17 March, after Amnesty International issued an urgent action and met with the Colonel in charge of his...