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Armed conflict continued and armed groups carried out at least 70 attacks, killing tens of civilians. The humanitarian situation continued to deteriorate. Over 700 suspected Boko Haram members went on trial. Hundreds of people, including prisoners of conscience, were arrested and prosecuted for...
Africa Human Rights Defenders and Activists

Oral statement on the situation of human rights defenders in Africa at the 66th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Since the beginning of the year, Amnesty International has recorded a systematic pattern of judicial harassment, intimidation and arbitrary arrest and detention of human rights defenders in several countries in Africa. In this statement we highlight the situation of human rights defenders in...
Cameroon Armed Conflict

The Human Rights Council must continue to address human rights abuses and violations against civilians by Boko Haram and security forces in Nigeria and Cameroon

In light of the ongoing crimes under international law by the parties to the conflict and the absence of justice for victims and their families, Amnesty International urges the Human Rights Council to: – renew its request for the High Commissioner to report regularly to it on human rights abuses...