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Wire Magazine April-June 2017: Voices from Kenya

In this April issue, we hear the voices of people from all over the globe speaking up to support human rights. Be inspired by an exiled human rights defender from Oman and by five women who are fighting for women’s rights. You will also hear about refugees who urged people on social media to take action to promote solutions to the global refugee crisis. Images from our video on the Syrian Saydnaya prison illustrate how inmates are being tortured and killed – we must demand this to end.

Date:
1 April 2017
Ref:
NWS 21/5890/2017
  • Research
  • Africa
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Gambia: Opposition in Gambia - The danger of dissent

In December 2016, Gambia will hold presidential elections. The run-up period is likely to be a testing time for human rights since previous experiences have shown that opposition members, journalists, human rights defenders, civil society organizations and voters face a high risk of serious human rights violations if they attempt to express dissenting opinions. This document highlights the case of UDP members that have been subjected to arbitrary detentions, excessive use of force and torture on several occasions, especially during a series of protests in April and May 2016.

Date:
14 September 2016
Ref:
AFR 27/4705/2016
  • Research
  • Africa
  • Detention

Gambia: Dangerous to dissent: Human rights under threat in Gambia

In December 2016, Gambia holds Presidential elections amid serious violations of the rights of opposition members, journalists, human rights defenders, civil society organizations and voters to express themselves freely and without fear of reprisal. This report highlights consistent patterns of violations against these groups since the last Presidential elections in November 2011. Amnesty International calls on the government of Gambia to act with urgency to safeguard the human rights of all Gambians in the run-up to December’s elections and far beyond.

Date:
2 June 2016
Ref:
AFR 27/4138/2016
  • Research
  • Africa
  • Detention

Gambia: Dangerous to dissent: Human rights under threat in Gambia: Executive summary

This is the summary of the Amnesty International report which highlights consistent patterns of violations against these groups since the last Presidential elections in November 2011. Amnesty International calls on the government of Gambia to act with urgency to safeguard the human rights of all Gambians in the run-up to December’s elections and far beyond.

Date:
2 June 2016
Ref:
AFR 27/4175/2016
  • Research
  • Africa
  • Detention

Gambia: Dangerous to dissent: Human rights under threat in Gambia: Conclusions and recommendations

These are the conclusions and recommendations made in the Amnesty International report which highlights consistent patterns of violations against these groups since the last Presidential elections in November 2011. Amnesty International calls on the government of Gambia to act with urgency to safeguard the human rights of all Gambians in the run-up to December’s elections and far beyond.

Date:
2 June 2016
Ref:
AFR 27/4177/2016
  • News
  • Africa
  • Juveniles and Human Rights

Gambia: Dozens Held Incommunicado, ‘Disappeared’ Reveal Whereabouts of People Arrested After December Coup Attempt

Gambian authorities have detained incommunicado, depriving them of all contact with the outside world, dozens of friends and relatives of people accused of involvement in a coup attempt since January 2015, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. Those detained include women, elderly people, and a child, and many are believed to be in ill-health. The government has refused to acknowledge the whereabouts or even the detention of many of them, effectively holding them outside of the protection of the law.

Date:
27 May 2015
  • Research
  • Gambia
  • Detention

Gambia: Deteriorating human rights situation and lack of cooperation with UN mechanisms: Human Rights Council adopts Universal Periodic Review outcome on Gambia

The UN Human Rights Council adopted the outcome of the Universal Periodic Review of Gambia on 26 March 2015 during its 28th session. Prior to the adoption of the review outcome, Amnesty International delivered this oral statement and had earlier submitted information on the situation of human rights in Gambia: https://www. amnesty. org/en/documents/afr27/006/2014/en/.

Date:
26 March 2015
Ref:
AFR 27/1255/2015
  • Research
  • Gambia
  • Torture and other ill-treatment

Amnesty International oral statement on Mexico, Gambia and whistleblowers during interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on torture and Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders

This is Amnesty International oral statement made to the 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (2 – 27 March 2015) on Mexico, Gambia and whistleblowers during clustered interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on torture and Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders.

Date:
10 March 2015
Ref:
IOR 40/1169/2015
  • Research
  • Gambia
  • Torture and other ill-treatment

Gambia must take immediate steps to address concerns of UN Special Rapporteurs on torture and extra-judicial executions: Amnesty International’s written statement to the 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council (2-27 March 2015)

At its 28th regular session, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) will consider the report of the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment on his visit to Gambia, a visit he undertook jointly with the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions from 3 to 7 November 2014.

Date:
27 February 2015
Ref:
AFR 27/1100/2015