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Human rights violations were carried out in the context of controversial constitutional change and disputed presidential election results. Dozens of people were killed by members of defence and security forces during demonstrations, while alleged perpetrators enjoyed impunity. Members of opposition...
Africa Armed Conflict

Africa: Human Rights Situation in Africa

Amnesty International welcomes the convening of the 73rd ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the first in-person session in more than two years. In this statement, Amnesty International highlights the issue of ensuring rights and justice for survivors of sexual...
Africa Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Guinea: Red flags ahead of the 2020 presidential election: Amnesty International submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review, 35th session of the UPR Working Group, January 2020

Ten years after the repression of a peaceful protest against the military junta on 28 September 2009 in Conakry, during which at least 150 people were killed and more than 100 women were raped and subjected to other forms of sexual violence by members of the security forces, the human rights...