Burkina Faso: The long and dangerous fight for justice: West African Human Rights Defenders Under Attack

Burkina Faso: The long and dangerous fight for justice: West African Human Rights Defenders Under Attack

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Index Number: AFR 60/003/2001
Date Published: 13 August 2001
Categories: Africa, Burkina Faso

Norbert Zongo, a prominent journalist and human rights defender, was killed in December 1998. His death sparked off widespread social unrest and calls for an end to impunity for human rights violations in Burkina Faso. The government responded by attempting to stifle the activities of human rights defenders, through a continuing pattern of violence and intimidation and severe restrictions on freedom of expression and association.


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