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Burkina Faso | Africa

Rights organisations to address criminal defamation at African Court

A large group of media and human rights organisations has successfully petitioned the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights for leave to act as amicus curiae, or friends of the court, in a case which raises the use of criminal defamation and insult laws to silence government critics.

Burkina Faso | Attacks

Opposition protesters attacked by police in Burkina Faso

On 28 July 2013, officers from the Burkinabe Police Unit attacked and fired teargas at large groups of opposition protesters who were demonstrating against the creation of a second senate in the National Assembly, the country’s legislative body.

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