This statement was first published by DefendDefenders Burundian authorities should immediately and unconditionally release lawyer Tony Germain Nkina, who was sentenced to five years in prison in June 2021 in all likelihood because of his past human rights work, six international human rights groups said today. The...

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On 14 June 2019, AfricanDefenders (Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network) acknowledged and awarded distinguished human rights defenders (HRDs) on the African continent for their contribution to the advancement of human rights. The winners, Beatrice Mtetwa, Felix Agbor Aniyor, Donald Deya,  Fatou Jagne Senghor, and the...