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09 June 2011

A former member of the Republican Guard has told Amnesty International that he and other soldiers were ordered to open fire on unarmed pro-reform demonstrators.

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08 June 2011

A Bahraini student could face a long prison sentence for reading out a poem criticizing the country’s King.

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06 June 2011

At least 120 people have reportedly been shot dead in Syria, as the UN Security Council is set to vote on a draft resolution on the country.

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02 June 2011

Amnesty International has urged Moroccan security forces not to use excessive force against protesters, as activists call for renewed pro-reform demonstrations.

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01 June 2011

Authorities urged to uphold and protect the right of Iraqis to engage in peaceful protests following the arrest of 15 pro-reform activists.

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31 May 2011

The call for demonstrations comes as a repressive state of emergency imposed following previous protests, is set to end Wednesday.

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24 May 2011

Authorities urged to deliver justice to victims of protest violence after it was announced that ousted former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons are to stand trial.

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24 May 2011

Saudi Arabian authorities have detained a woman who has urged other women to challenge a discriminatory driving ban.

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18 May 2011

A military court has sentenced 15 activists to between one and four years imprisonment for "participating in illegal demonstrations and inciting hatred against the regime".

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13 May 2011

Amnesty International's annual report details how the rise of social media is fuelling a new activism that repressive governments are struggling to control.

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13 May 2011

As Amnesty International launches its annual report, we speak to five key human rights activists.

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10 May 2011

Famed for his memoir of his years in Israeli detention in the 1990s, Ahmad Qatamesh has been detained again without charge for weeks.

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04 May 2011

Relentless crackdown on human rights continues as Bahraini parliament votes to extend repressive state of emergency amid continued arrests of dissidents.

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28 April 2011

Six civil society activists are arrested and the government takes over a rights organization in the United Arab Emirates.

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21 April 2011

Security forces must not respond with violence to mass demonstrations planned across the country on Friday.

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20 April 2011

Yemeni authorities urged to ensure the safety of a prominent human rights activist accused of passing information to the UN.

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12 April 2011

Testimonies and case studies from the report, ‘Days of Rage: Protests and Repression in Iraq’

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08 April 2011

At least 171 people are believed to have been killed during three weeks of unrest in Syria, Amnesty International said today after more deaths during protests.

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31 March 2011

The Egyptian authorities should scrap a draft law aimed at criminalizing strikes and protests, Amnesty International said ahead of demonstrations against the law.

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31 March 2011

The reimposition of 20-year jail terms on seven leaders of Iran's Baha'i religious minority is “outrageous”, says Amnesty International.

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