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Africa Censorship and Freedom of Expression

Angola: 4 activists sentenced for solidarity protest: Adolfo Campos, Abraão Pedro Santos, Gilson Morreira, Hermenegildo Victor José

On 16 September, four activists- Adolfo Campos, Abraão Pedro Santos, Gilson Morreira, and Hermenegildo Victor José – were arrested hours before taking part in a demonstration in solidarity with motorcycle taxi drivers in Luanda, capital city of Angola. On 19 September, they were summarily tried,...
Europe and Central Asia Detention

Russia: Aleksei Gorinov’s life at risk

The health of Russian prisoner of conscience Aleksei Gorinov is deteriorating and his life may be at serious risk. The Russian authorities must urgently provide adequate and all necessary healthcare to him. Furthermore, Aleksei Gorinov must be immediately and unconditionally released and provided...
Africa Maternal Health and Reproductive Rights

Human rights defenders and health workers who face widespread abuse and criminalization for defending the right to abortion must be better protected

People who are defending the right to abortion and providing essential services are being stigmatized, intimidated, attacked and subjected to unjust prosecutions, making their work increasingly difficult and dangerous to carry out, said Amnesty International in a new report out today. The report,...
Climate change

Fossil Fuels: Bad for the climate, bad full stop

As the realities of climate change become ever more real – wildfires, droughts, extreme temperatures, flooding – the calls for a complete phase out of fossil fuels are more urgent than ever.   But climate change isn’t the only downside to humanity’s addiction to coal, gas and oil. Burning fossil...