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  • Campaigns
  • Togo
  • Women and Girls

Rosa* : Young LGBTI rights "lawyer"

Openly defending gay rights in Africa is a dangerous business. You may face many different risks: office raids, arbitrary arrest, prosecution for "unnatural" acts, stigma and even violence in the street. West Africa is no exception: the decriminalization of homosexuality is a sensitive topic that is regularly exploited by political and religious leaders and the media. And yet human rights defenders such as Rosa are emerging in this hostile environment by working and fighting day by day to demand respect for LGBTI rights, and to find a safe place for youths abandoned by their families because of their sexual orientation.

Date:
16 May 2017
  • Research
  • Africa
  • International Organizations

Togo. Will history repeat itself?

This report examines the violations of fundamental rights committed in the days preceding and following the presidential election of April 2005. These atrocities forced more than 30,000 Togolese to seek refuge in the bordering countries of Benin and Ghana. Testimony was gathered from Togolese victims, who had been wounded or who had lost close relatives in different regions of the country. The report ends with a series of recommendations to the Togolese authorities, the international community, especially the African Union (AU), and other countries that provide military assistance to Togo, including France.

Date:
19 July 2005
Ref:
AFR 57/012/2005
  • Research
  • Indonesia
  • Killings and Disappearances

The Wire, July 2003. Vol. 33, No. 6.

1) Iraq's bloody past exposed 2) Afghanistan in turmoil as refugees return 3) Human rights crackdown on dissidents in Cuba 4) China: migrant worker dies in custody 5) Belgium's record on torture under scrutiny of UN 6) Worldwide Appeals 7) Human rights and disability 8) Opposition silenced in Togo elections 9) Human rights defenders threatened in Aceh 10) Draft Constitution proposes equality rights for women in Swaziland.

Date:
30 June 2003
Ref:
NWS 21/006/2003
  • Research
  • United States of America
  • Justice Systems

The Wire, March 2003. Vol. 33, No.2.

1) Guns and greed in Solomon Islands 2) Human rights forgotten in USA's 'war on terrorism' 3) Jamaican justice system on trial: killing of 'Braeton Seven' 4) Freedom of expression restricted in Tunisia 5) A bleak future for Zimbabwe 6) Worldwide appeals: Turkey: Tortured in detention; Liberia: Human rights activists under attack; Saudi Arabia: Arrested for religious beliefs 7) Kenya: elects a new president 8) Updates: Taiwan death penalty acquittals; Senior religious leader freed in Iran; Togo prisoner of conscience released 9) Globalizing human rights 10) Women and men unite for women's rights 11) Breaking.

Date:
1 March 2003
Ref:
NWS 21/002/2003
  • Research
  • United States of America
  • Children

The Wire, February 2003. Vol. 33, No. 1.

1) AIDS has a woman's face in Africa 2) Women in Brazil take a stand against guns 3) Police shoot teenager with Taser in USA 4) Somalia peace talks - is there any hope for human rights in the future 5) Albania: Children ill-treated and tortured by police 6) Worldwide appeals: Israel/Occupied Territories: Human rights defender detained; Haiti: Assassination attempt on journalist; Vietnam: Internet crack-down 7) News in brief: Australia: AI global conference; New AI Website on UN Treaty Bodies 8) Death sentences commuted in Saudi Arabia 9) Your appeals make a difference: Updates 2002 10) USA Death Penalty good news 11) Please keeping.

Date:
1 February 2003
Ref:
NWS 21/001/2003
  • Research
  • United States of America
  • Justice Systems

The Wire, October 2002. Vol. 32, No.8.

1. ) Unfit for human habitation: Brutal conditions for people with mental disabilities in Bulgaria; 2. ) Killings in Papua by Indonesian Police; 3. ) Beatings and fatal shootings by Greek police and border guards: Police and other law enforcement officials responsible for ill-treatment and fatal shootings are virtually never brought to justice; 4. ) Children targeted by both Israelis and Palestinians; 5.

Date:
30 September 2002
Ref:
NWS 21/008/2002
  • Research
  • Fiji
  • Death Penalty

Death Penalty News: September 2002

1. ) Abolition in Turkey, Yugoslavia and Cyprus; 2. ) Philippines suspends executions; 3. ) Moratorium in Guatemala; 4. ) Barbados, Belize - moves to restrict appeals; 4. ) Mass death sentences in Sudan; 5. ) "Tribal justice" gang rape in Pakistan; 6. ) Landmark decision by US Supreme Court; 7. ) Two US judges find federal death penalty unconstitutional; 8. ) USA: Two child offenders executed in Texas; 9.

Date:
31 August 2002
Ref:
ACT 53/004/2002
  • Research
  • Angola
  • Business and Human Rights

AI Week 1999: The Terror Trade Times: Focus on Africa

This document in newspaper format seeks to highlight Amnesty International's campaign to end the supply of arms and training to human rights abusers. The newspaper focuses on concerns throughout Africa and includes recommendations aimed at governments and companies. It highlights concerns about the Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, landmines, electroshock weapons, arms brokers, crowd control and "non-lethal" weapons.

Date:
30 September 1999
Ref:
ACT 31/002/1999
  • Research
  • Guatemala
  • Refugees

Amnesty International's concerns at the 51st United Nations Commission on Human Rights

This document describes AI's concerns about a number of countries and issues relevant to the agenda of the forthcoming 51st session of the UN Commission on Human Rights (30 January - 10 March 1995, Geneva). It addresses human rights in countries already on the agenda of the 51st session (Afghanistan, Albania, Bougainville, Cambodia, Cuba, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Georgia, Guatemala, Haiti, the Israeli-Occupied Territories, Iran, Iraq, Myanmar, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Togo, former Yugoslavia and Zaire).

Date:
1 December 1994
Ref:
IOR 41/011/1994
  • Research
  • Africa
  • Justice Systems

Togo: A new era for human rights?

The installation of a new government in May 1994 in Togo raised hopes that respect for human rights in Togo would improve. It was hoped that the new government would investigate past violations by the security forces. So far, however, this has not happened. This report looks at allegations of violations by the security forces during the election period, including deaths in custody of opposition supporters, extrajudicial executions by soldiers in January 1994; the killing of MP Gaston Aziaduvo Edeh and two other political activists; "disappearances" in Adetikope; and the detention and torture of Akuete Kodjo, an opposition activist.

Date:
14 September 1994
Ref:
AFR 57/002/1994
  • Research
  • Tajikistan
  • Children

Amnesty International's concerns at the 50th session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights

This document describes AI's concerns about a number of countries and issues relevant to the agenda of the forthcoming session of the UN Commission on Human Rights. Specific country situations addressed are: Afghanistan, Bougainville, Cuba, East Timor, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Israeli-occupied Territories, Myanmar, South Africa, Sudan, Togo, Former Yugoslavia, Zaire, Albania, Cambodia, Georgia, Romania, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Tadzhikistan, Algeria, China (incl.

Date:
1 November 1993
Ref:
IOR 41/038/1993
  • Research
  • Egypt
  • Killings and Disappearances

Amnesty International News, June 1993. Vol.23, No.3.

1. Egypt: Grave human rights abuses; 2. Togo: Extrajudicial executions; 3. Guatemala: Military accused of torturing secret detainees; 4. Greece: Government critics face prison; 5. Crackdown in Cameroon; 6. Kuwait: Death sentences follow unfair trials; 7. South Africa: Arbitrary detention follows prison wardens' strike; 8. Brazil: Local politician abducted and killed; 9. Turkey: "Your plainclothes policeman is waiting"; 10.

Date:
31 May 1993
Ref:
NWS 21/003/1993
  • Research
  • Chad
  • Discrimination

Our world; our rights: UN World Conference on Human Rights (14-25 June 1993): cases for appeals

Cases for appeals: Chad: Irene Remadji; South Africa: Johannes Maisha "Stanza" Bopape; Togo: killing of peaceful demonstrators; Brazil: Jean Alves da Cunha; Colombia: Alirio de Jesus Pedraza Becerra; Cuba: Yndamiro Restano Diaz; Guatemala: Agapito Perez Lucas, Nicolas Mateo, Luis Ruiz, Macario Pu Chivalan; USA: Johnny Garrett, Ricky Ray Rector; China: Jampel Changchub; India: Jairam and Manoj Singh; Indonesia: Drs Adnan Beuransyah; Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi; France: Nzungu Nkanza; Turkey: Selahattin Simsek; Iraq: Al-Sayyid Hassan al-Qubanji; Kuwait: Ibtisam Berto Sulaiman al-Dakhil; Morocco: Driss ben Ahmed el Ghenimi; Saudi Arabia: Muhammad Hassan Daoud al-Shabeeb and Zuhair al-'Awami.

Date:
31 March 1993
Ref:
IOR 41/008/1993
  • Campaigns
  • Africa
  • Killings and Disappearances

Further information on UA 17/93 (AFR 57/01/93, 26 January 1993) - Togo: extrajudicial executions and new concern: fear of further extrajudicial executions: 16 people in a peaceful demonstration in Lome, including: Mr Abentey, Kossi Akakpo, Adeoyor Ariound

At least 16 and possibly as many as 24 people were killed when the Togolese security forces opened fire without warning on a peaceful demonstration on 25 January 1993. Over 50 people were reportedly injured. No investigations have been announced into the killings of 25 January. AI fears that further killings may result if the security forces are allowed to act with impunity. There has been an escalation in violent confrontation between the security forces and some opponents of the government.

Date:
5 February 1993
Ref:
AFR 57/002/1993