Declaration of the 3rd Focal Point Meeting of the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Network

Having considered reports on the situation for human rights defenders in each country of the sub-region, namely Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia (and Somaliland), South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda; Concerned about the escalating threats and challenges that human rights defenders operating in the sub-region continue to face, including the use of legislative […]

Kenyan Human Rights Defender Al-Amin Kimathi Discharged by Ugandan Court

The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project is pleased by news of the dismissal of all criminal charges against Kenyan human rights defender Al-Amin Kimathi by the High Court of Kampala, this morning, September 12th, 2011. Mr Kimathi will return to Kenya after one year of pre-trial incarceration in Luzira prison, Kampala, […]

Uganda: Disclose Evidence against Human Rights Defender, Others

Immediately Provide Counsel for All Defendants in Terrorism Trial The Ugandan government should disclose any evidence it claims to have against the detained Kenyan human rights defender Al-Amin Kimathi or release him, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Reprieve and the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project said today. Kimathi, along with 18 […]