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Senegal: Restraint needed as three-day protest announced in wake of deaths

Protests triggered by arrest of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko Individuals in plain clothes armed with clubs and guns seen beating up protesters ‘Members of the security forces who use excessive force or unlawful lethal force must be prosecuted’ - Samira Daoud Following an announcement by Senegal’s Movement to Defend Democracy, a group of opposition parties and activists, that a three-day country-wide protest would start today, Samira Daoud, Amnesty International West and Central Africa Director, said: “Protests in Senegal have already led to the death of at least eight individuals last week

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Urgent Action outcome: Activist released on bail

Senegalese activist Guy Marius Sagna was released on bail on 3 March, three
months after he was first detained.

2nd update on UA 171/19


Activist released on bail

Guy Marius Sagna

Second update: Activist still held in detention

Human rights defender Guy Marius Sagna is still being held in a high security prison for his legitimate activism work.

Second update on UA: 171/19

First update: Activists released on bail still face charges

Four of the nine activists arrested for their activism have been released on bail. All nine still face charges.

First update on UA: 171/19

Nine activists jailed for protesting

Eight activists have been held in detention since Nov for exercising their free expression. They are on hunger strike.

First UA: 171/19

Urgent Action Update: Activist released on bail, still facing charges

Amnesty International continues to call on the authorities to immediately drop all charges against Guy Marius Sagna.

1st Update on UA 109/19 Issued 06/09/2019

Urgent Action: Activist arbitrarily detained for Facebook posts

Senegalese activist Guy Marius Sagna was charged with ‘false alert of terrorism’ on 5 August.

UA 109/19 Issued 06/08/2019

EU Court ruling a setback for LGBTI refugees

Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists reacted angrily today to the decision by a key European court to refuse to rule that the criminalisation of consensual same-sex activi

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Jul 30 2013 4:30PM
Zimbabwe elections: Amnesty directors in Africa speak out

When Zimbabwe’s elections were last held in 2008, the resulting violence and repression led to over 200 people being killed and 10,000 injured. The violence was so severe that hospitals ran out of crutches and 28,000 people were forced...

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