West and Central Africa: Attacks on human rights activists reach dangerous levels
Amnesty International launches new global campaign, ‘Brave’, to stop the wave of attacks against those defending human rights
At least 87 human rights defenders and 48 journalists arbitrarily arrested in West Africa since 2014
One protester killed every five days during demonstrations
States across the region deploy unlawful killings, arrests, surveillance and administrative sanctions to inhibit human rights work
Human rights defenders, journalists and protesters in West and Central Africa are facing ever-higher levels of persecution, intimidation and violence, warned Amnesty International today as it launched a new global campaign demanding an end to the onslaught of attacks against brave individuals standing up to injustice.
15 May 2017