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Despite a presidential pardon, human rights abuses continue in the Gambia

TweetOn 22 July 2015, to mark the 21st anniversary of his accession to power, President Jammeh announced that he would release approximately 200 detainees in the country. Among those released were all of those who had been convicted of treason … Continue reading

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Reconsidering Lubanga’s Sentence: Views from Ituri

TweetThe following blog was originally posted on the International Justice Monitor website. By Olivia Bueno (24 August, 2015) On August 21, 2015, the International Criminal Court (ICC) heard arguments about whether or not to release Thomas Lubanga, the first person … Continue reading

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The aftermath of the failed coup in the Gambia: Arrests and detentions continue

TweetOn 30 December 2014, some members of the Gambian opposition and dissidents in the Diaspora took up arms with the aim of overthrowing the regime of President Yahya Jammeh. The coup was foiled, but the attempt has triggered a crackdown … Continue reading

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Reactions to the Sentencing of Germain Katanga: Some Comfort, Some Frustration

Tweet(This blog first appeared on the International Justice Monitor, a project of the Open Society Justice Initiative.) On May 23, the International Criminal Court (ICC) handed down a 12-year prison sentence to the convicted Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga. Despite … Continue reading

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The brutal consequences of exclusion in Sudan

TweetThis blog first appeared on openDemocracy (http://www.opendemocracy.net/arab-awakening/lucy-hovil/consequences-of-exclusion-in-sudan) The story of one individual can bring home the realities of living under a repressive regime that otherwise seem intangible. The recent story of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag, a Sudanese woman who has … Continue reading

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Pregnant Sudanese woman faces public flogging and execution if convicted of apostasy and adultery in Khartoum court

TweetMeriam Ibrahim, a 27-year-old Sudanese woman currently pregnant with her second child, is facing punishments of public flogging and execution if found guilty on baseless charges of apostasy and adultery in an upcoming hearing to be convened by Sudan’s Criminal … Continue reading

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The Youth Revolution in Sudan: Capable of bringing down the Inghaz regime?

TweetAli Agab is a Sudanese human rights activist As I decided to put these thoughts on paper, I remembered Dr John Garang’s aphorism, “there is no smoke without fire, except in Sudan.” Despite the enormous efforts of Sudanese pro-democracy and … Continue reading

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Human rights abuses in the Gambia – home to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

TweetUnder the leadership of Dawda Kairaba Jawara, the Gambia was known as a stable and democratic country where people could enjoy basic rights. However, since Yaha Jammeh came to power in a coup d’etat in July 1994, a lot has … Continue reading

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Another case of stoning as Sudanese women continue to be caught up in the chaos

TweetIn July 2012, a 23 year old woman Laila Ibrahim Issa Jamool from Dar Hamer, a pastoralist tribe of Sudan’s South Kordofan region, found herself imprisoned in Omdurman women’s prison with her sick child who is suffering from asthma. Laila’s … Continue reading

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Urgent appeal for Sudanese student detained by Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services

TweetMohamed Salah, a university student detained by NISS, is facing serious health risks as a result of torture and ill-treatment We are the parents and siblings of Mohamed Salah, a 23 years old student in his final year at the University … Continue reading

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