Tanzania: human rights concerns relating to demonstrations in Zanzibar on 27 January 2001

This report sets out AI’s concerns and recommendations about human rights violations relating to the demonstrations, including killings, mass arrests and torture in Zanzibar. Amnesty International has called for an independent and impartial inquiry into these issues. The report also covers Zanzibari asylum seekers in Kenya and their safe return.

Central Africa (Great Lakes Region): refugees denied protection

Amnesty International is appealing to the Governments of Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda to respect the rights of refugees and to the Governments of Tanzania and Burundi to live up to their international and regional obligations to respect the principle of non-refoulement and to take immediate action to prevent further forcible returns.