In the period under review (January-June 2016), 44 FoE violations were recorded. Out of this, only one out of the 44 FoE violations received remedial action – the arrest and trial of 18 people for the murder of a Guinean journalist, El Hadj Mohamed Diallo. Physical attacks, arbitrary arrests/detentions and threats were the most dominant categories of FoE violations recorded over the January-June 2016 monitoring period. The most heinous form of FoE violation, murder, was also recorded in Guinea and The Gambia.
Nigeria registered the highest number of violations, followed by Ghana and Guinea.