Defenddefenders: Somaliland must abandon criminal charges against journalists

(See Somali version below) Kampala – The issuing of criminal charges against journalists Abdirashid Nur and Said Khadar is a shocking attempt by Somaliland’s authorities to curtail freedom of expression, said the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (Defenddefenders) today in its statement. The two journalists are accused of publishing and circulating […]

BURUNDI: Prominent Human Rights Defender Injured in Brutal Attack

The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) condemns the attempted assassination of prominent human rights activist and civil society leader, Pierre Claver Mbonimpa. Mr. Mbonimpa was shot by unknown gunmen riding on motor bikes last evening as he drove home. He was seriously injured on the neck and face area and […]

BURUNDI: Un éminent défenseur des droits de l’homme blessé dans une attaque brutale

(KAMPALA) East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project (EHAHRDP) condamne avec fermeté la tentative d’assassinat du défenseur des droits de l’homme et leader de la société civile, Pierre Claver Mbonimpa. M. Mbonimpa; qui a été fusillé et blessé par des individus armés et non identifiés sur les motocyclettes hier soir alors qu’il se […]

Somaliland: Release Human Rights Defender Guleid Ahmed Jama

State authorities in Somaliland must immediately release detained lawyer and human rights defender Guleid Ahmed Jama, who is being detained on wholly baseless charges, said the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project, in a statement released today. Guleid Ahmed Jama is a respected lawyer and the Chairperson for Somaliland’s Human Rights Centre. […]

2015: Burundi at a turning point

DefendDefenders details extensively how the relationship between civil society and Burundian state authorities dramatically deteriorated ahead of the April 2015 Presidential elections.