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  • Research
  • Estonia
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Suggested recommendations to States considered in the 24th round of the Universal Periodic Review, 18-29 January 2016

This document contains Amnesty International's suggested recommendations for the 14 states – Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Palau, Paraguay, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands and Somalia - that are coming up for review in the UPR Working Group session commencing 18 January 2016 aimed at addressing human rights challenges and improving respect for human rights in the states under review.

Date:
8 December 2015
Ref:
IOR 40/3034/2015
  • Campaigns
  • Sierra Leone
  • Detention

Sierra Leone: Journalist faces indefinite detention: David Tam Baryoh

Sierra Leonean journalist, David Tam Baryoh, has been detained since 3 November following an executive order signed by President Ernest Bai Korom. Under section 29 (17) (a) of the Constitution, he can remain in detention for an indefinite period of time under the state of emergency regulations. There have been no charges brought against him. Amnesty International believes he is a prisoner of conscience.

Date:
6 November 2014
Ref:
AFR 51/002/2014
  • News
  • Sierra Leone
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Sierra Leone: New law promotes transparency

The Sierra Leone parliament’s passage of a freedom of information law is a major step to ensure greater government transparency, the rule of law, and respect for human rights, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Sierra Leone’s Freedom of Information Coalition said today. The new legislation, enacted today, is crucial for effective, transparent, and accountable governance. The Right to Access Information Act establishes a right to access government information and requires all parts of government to adopt and widely disseminate a plan for making records publicly available.

Date:
29 October 2013
  • News
  • Sierra Leone
  • Detention

Sierra Leone must drop charges against editors

The Sierra Leonean authorities must drop all charges against editors for simply exercising their right to freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today. On Wednesday, Jonathan Leigh and Bai Bai Sesay, both editors at the Independent Observer newspaper, were charged with criminal defamation for publishing an article critical of the Sierra Leonean President, Ernest Bai Koroma. They have already been in detention for six days and have been denied bail pending the resumption of their trial on 29 October.

Date:
24 October 2013
  • Research
  • Sierra Leone
  • Censorship and Free Speech

Sierra Leone November 2012 elections: Briefing to monitors and observers

In the run-up to the Presidential, Parliamentary and local elections in Sierra Leone on 17 November 2012, Amnesty International calls upon election monitors and observers to give human rights monitoring a central place in their mandates. It is essential that election monitoring, in addition to observing the election process itself, takes full account of contextual human rights factors, before, during and after the elections.

Date:
31 October 2012
Ref:
AFR 51/008/2012
  • Research
  • Sierra Leone
  • Business and Human Rights

Sierra Leone: Briefing on the events in Bumbuna, Tonkolili

In April 2012 police in the town of Bumbuna fired live ammunition at unarmed community members and threatened numerous individuals. Employees of an iron-ore mining company had launched a public demonstration over working conditions and pay. Amnesty International believes that the police used arbitrary or abusive force, in breach of international standards guiding the use of force and firearms by law enforcement officers, and resulting in a violation of the right to life.

Date:
19 September 2012
Ref:
AFR 51/004/2012
  • Research
  • Belgium
  • Detention

Suggested recommendations to States considered in the 11th round of Universal Periodic Review, 2-13 May 2011

In this document Amnesty International makes recommendations to the governments of different states about ratification of international human rights standards, domestic legislation and human rights violations. The abuses considered include administrative detention, refoulement, forced eviction, maternal mortality, excessive use of force, the death penalty, violence against women, violations by police and other security forces and economic, social and cultural rights.

Date:
1 April 2011
Ref:
IOR 41/008/2011
  • Research
  • Sierra Leone
  • Business and Human Rights

Sierra Leone: Continuing human rights violations in the post conflict period: Amnesty International Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review, May 2011

In this submission, prepared for the UN Universal Periodic Review of Sierra Leone in May 2011, Amnesty International expresses concerns in relation to the overall human rights situation, in particular challenges within the justice sector and the police, violations of children’s rights, gender based violence, and maternal mortality and morbidity. Amnesty International is also concerned about impunity for past human rights violations, and political-ethnic violence.

Date:
1 November 2010
Ref:
AFR 51/008/2010
  • Research
  • Belarus
  • Detention

The Wire, December 2009/January 2010. Vol. 39, issue 006

1) International Migrants Day: Trapped 2) Livewire: Message on maternal mortality 3) Research spotlight: Nigerian police are killing at will; Children prosecuted under anti-terrorism laws in Turkey; Government fails Indigenous people in Peru; Authorities violently repress protests in China; Moroccan authorities punish Sahrawis for supporting self-determination; A lesson in injustice for Romani children in the Czech Republic; Crushed by poverty: Cairo's unsafe areas 4) Human Rights Day: Write for rights: Azam Farmonov and Alisher Karamatov, Uzbekistan; Rita Mahato, Nepal; Musaad Abu Fagr, Egypt; Former members of the Progress Party of Equatorial Guinea; Women's rights defenders in Nicaragua 5) Get on board with migrants' rights (poster) 6) Save the dates 2010 (bookmark) 7) Worldwide Appeals: Mozambique: Businessman shot dead; Morocco: Prisoner of conscience; North Korea: South Korean national abducted in China; Mexico: Unfair trial denies justice for victim's family; Russian Federation: Abduction and disappearance in Chechnya; Israel/OPT: Administrative detention 8) Human rights talk: Q&A: Father Alejandro Solalinde Guerra 9) How To: Act creative 10) Arms trade deadly for Somali civilians 11) Did you know? Mongolian man on death row pardoned; Clarification; Campaigning to reduce maternal mortality in Sierra Leone.

Date:
1 December 2009
Ref:
NWS 21/006/2009
  • Research
  • United States of America
  • Justice Systems

The Wire, September 2007. Vol. 37, No. 8

1) Impunity entrenched in Oaxaca City 2) Peace talks ignore rights 3) Arms trade treaty must have human rights at its heart 4) Greek police circulate video of violations 5) Sexual violence in Sierra Leone - time to repair the damage 6) Worldwide Appeals: Turkey: Jailed for non-violent beliefs; Egypt: Blogger imprisoned; Morocco: Jailed for 'undermining the monarchy'; South Korea: Journalist denied freedom of expression 7) News in brief: Ethiopia - human rights crisis continues; UK ruling in Baha Mousa case; China - prisoner of conscience severely beaten; Syria - advocate of peaceful reform imprisoned; Iran - juvenile offender's execution delayed; Justice at last in Peru 8) Activists mobilize through theatre 9) Guantánamo detainees sent back to Saudi Arabia 10) International Youth Day - keep freedom flying 11) UN moratorium on the death penalty 12) Day of action for Darfur - 16 September.

Date:
1 September 2007
Ref:
NWS 21/008/2007
  • Research
  • United States of America
  • Killings and Disappearances

The Wire, August 2007. Vol. 37, No. 7

1) Iraqis flee to Syria to escape violence 2) Displaced people denied rights in Azerbaijan 3) Whereabouts unknown - thousands still missing worldwide 30 August - International Day of the Disappeared: Small steps towards justice in Chechnya; Fourteen men missing and at risk of torture in Chad 4) Worldwide Appeals: USA/Pakistan: Secret detention of terror suspect; Algeria: Fate of thousands is still unknown; Russian Federation: Military implicated in kidnapping; Democratic Republic of Congo: Doctor abducted 5) The trial of Charles Taylor 6) Defending human rights defenders: Women in Zimbabwe stand up for their rights; Activists at risk in Central America 7) Police violence hits the poor of Brazil 8) 'Nurturing Hope - Seeking Common Ground'.

Date:
1 August 2007
Ref:
NWS 21/007/2007