Oral statement on the human rights situation in Africa at the 67th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
In this statement, delivered at the 67th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (virtual), Amnesty International calls on the African Commission to: (1) call on the Burundian government to immediately and unconditionally release Germain Rukuki and all other human rights defenders and journalists imprisoned solely for the peaceful exercise of their human rights; and (2) call on the Egyptian government to immediately and unconditionally release Mohamed Basheer, Karim Ennarah, and Gasser Abdel-Razek and drop all investigations against them, and to end the brutal crackdown on human rights NGOs, and allow them to carry-out their vital work without fear of reprisals.
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