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Oral statement on the situation of human rights defenders in Africa at the 66th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

, Index number: AFR 01/2757/2020

Since the beginning of the year, Amnesty International has recorded a systematic pattern of judicial harassment, intimidation and arbitrary arrest and detention of human rights defenders in several countries in Africa. In this statement we highlight the situation of human rights defenders in Burundi, Niger, South Sudan, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

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