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05 September 2011

Jamal al-Hajji, a long-term critic of Colonel Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi, thanks Amnesty International for working on his case.

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24 August 2011

'Adel Walid Kharsa was arrested by security forces in Hama last week, seemingly in connection with his news reports on the protests.

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22 August 2011

Two prominent Bahraini women activists are to be tried before a military court, raising concerns that they will not receive a fair trial.

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19 August 2011

Syrian authorities are feared to be torturing a prominent dissident and his teenage son, his lawyer tells Amnesty International.

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15 August 2011

Activist Asmaa Mahfouz faces a military trial after expressing concerns about the Egyptian justice system on Twitter.

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15 August 2011

There are concerns for four young Syrian activists who have been arrested or gone missing in recent weeks amid an ongoing violent crackdown on protests.

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11 August 2011

Sheikh Tawfiq Jaber Ibrahim al-'Amr, who has been calling for reform, is said to have been arrested over statements he made in his sermons.

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09 August 2011

The UN Security Council must take decisive action and issue a legally-binding resolution on Syria, Amnesty International said today.

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08 August 2011

Two Bahraini MPs jailed during anti-government protests might still be facing criminal charges despite being released from prison this weekend.

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05 August 2011

Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the UK criticized the organization after it published its concerns that the law would stifle peaceful dissent.

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04 August 2011

The UN's response to the crackdown in Syria is disappointing and weak, and does not take any decisive action.

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03 August 2011

Two Bahraini women activists, both of whom allege they have been tortured in detention, have gone on hunger strike to protest against their imprisonment.

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26 July 2011

Released after five years in prison, prominent human rights lawyer Anwar al-Bunni is finally being acknowledged by fellow Syrians.

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19 July 2011

Thirteen-year-old Thabet al-Hajlaoui was reportedly killed after security forces opened fire on anti-government protesters in the town of Sidi Bouzid.

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30 June 2011

An independent commission set up to investigate alleged human rights abuses during recent protests in the country must lead to justice for victims.

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29 June 2011

Authorities in Iraq's Kurdistan region are urged to investigate attacks on those linked to protests calling for political reform.

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22 June 2011

A Bahraini military court has handed down life sentences to prominent Shia opposition activists who were involved in protests.

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12 June 2011

A military court in Bahrain has sentenced a woman activist to a year in prison after she read out a poem criticizing the government.

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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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