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Impunity | The Gambia

  • Impunity persists: 20 years of fear in The Gambia
  • Impunity persists: 20 years of fear in The Gambia

    It's been 20 years since Lieutenant Yahya Jammeh overthrew the Gambian government and proclaimed himself President of the Republic. Some of the human rights violations recorded over the last 20 years include the killing of 14 protesters in April 2000 and the killing of journalist Deyda Hydara in 2004.

Uganda

  • Uganda: Police attack journalists covering scuffle in Hoima Central Market
  • Uganda: Police attack journalists covering scuffle in Hoima Central Market

    On 23 July 2014, an armed policeman in Hoima assaulted Geoffrey Tumwesigye, accusing him of recording a scuffle between policemen and angry butchers. Another journalist, Vincent Arinaitwe, claimed being shot at as he was covering the same incident, but narrowly survived.

Impunity | Cameroon

  • One year on, no justice for murdered LGBT activist in Cameroon
  • One year on, no justice for murdered LGBT activist in Cameroon

    "It is hard to believe that over the course of a year authorities in Cameroon have not conducted a proper investigation into the murder of Eric Lembembe and that there have been no arrests, no court proceedings, and no justice served," said Vukasin Petrovic, director of Africa programs at Freedom House.

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