The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Network mourns the loss of its founding member, Osman Hummaida, and expresses its deepest condolences to his family, colleagues and many friends. Mr Hummaida, who died of natural causes on Thursday 17th April 2014, was a leading Sudanese human rights defender and an inspiration to countless […]
Somaliland government authorities must allow the immediate reopening of independent newspapers Haatuf and the Somaliland Times, both of which were raided and forcibly closed by police authorities on Monday 7th April 2014, said the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) today. On Monday 7th April 2014, Somaliland police officers reportedly entered […]
UN Human Rights Council: Open Letter Urging States to Reject Proposals to Weaken Resolution on Peaceful Protests
Your Excellency, The undersigned nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are writing to express our deep concerns regarding the amendments proposed by South Africa on behalf of the “like-minded group” of States during the ongoing negotiation and drafting of a resolution on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests. We urge your […]
Sudan: Activists and Human Rights Defenders Arrested in Wake of University of Khartoum Demonstrations (Update)
Seven student activists are now detained without access to their families or lawyers after Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) made further arrests in connection with a demonstration that took place at the University of Khartoum on 11 March. The detainees are at serious risk of torture and other ill-treatment. One of the detainees, […]
The Swaziland authorities should immediately release Mr. Thulani Maseko and Mr. Bheki Makhubu, the Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network said today. The human rights lawyer and journalist were arrested on Monday 17th March 2014, reportedly in response to articles published in a national magazine.