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Oral statement on human rights defenders in Africa at the 58th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

, رقم الوثيقة: AFR 01/3807/2016

In far too many countries in Africa, human rights defenders are operating in a hostile environment as governments increasingly seek to stifle dissent and muzzle the exercise of the right to freedoms of expression, assembly, and association. These human rights defenders are not only individuals and groups seeking to claim and enjoy their rights as enshrined in a number of adopted international standards, but also those who report on or publish information that may criticise governments or people in power. In this statement, Amnesty International specifically highlights the situation of human rights defenders in two countries which are emblematic of the continent: Angola and Egypt.

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