Shut down for speaking out. Human rights defenders at risk in west and central Africa

Human rights defenders have long played an essential role in standing up for freedom, opposing repression and promoting social justice across West and Central Africa. Yet rather than heralding these efforts to promote and defend universal civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, state authorities have far too often responded with hostility and an intolerance of dissent.

https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/ACT3061702017ENGLISH.PDF

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