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The state of the world's human rights

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12 October 2011

A Syrian-born man has been arrested in the USA for allegedly collaborating with Bashar al-Assad's government to spy on Syrian activists living abroad.

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10 October 2011

Pro-government "thugs" attacked a peaceful women's march in the Yemeni city of Ta'izz, called to celebrate a Yemeni woman's Nobel Peace Prize.

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07 October 2011

Razan Zaitouneh, who was forced into hiding after defying the Syrian authorities' crackdown on dissent, has won the 2011 Anna Politkovskaya Award.

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05 October 2011

Permanent members of the Security Council that used their veto yesterday to block a binding resolution on Syria have failed the Syrian people.

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04 October 2011

Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad is at risk of dying on hunger strike in prison after a court delayed his appeal.

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29 September 2011

A military court in Bahrain has sentenced 20 medics to long prison sentences on charges of attempting to topple the government during protests.

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28 September 2011

After a flawed trial and appeal, Bahrain's military justice system has upheld the guilty verdict against a group of prominent opposition activists.

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28 September 2011

Narges Mohammadi, chair of Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi's Centre for Human Rights Defenders, is branded a 'liar' by a Revolutionary Court.

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27 September 2011

A Syrian activist tells of the recent arrest of his father and brother, after the brother filmed pro-reform protests in a Damascus suburb.

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27 September 2011

A military court in Bahrain is due to rule on the appeal of 14 opposition activists jailed for their alleged role in pro-reform protests.

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26 September 2011

The health of a detained blogger has greatly deteriorated since prison authorities took away his heart medication, his family says.

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19 September 2011

Dozens killed as security forces use snipers and rocket-propelled grenades against protesters in Sana'a.

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15 September 2011

Plain-clothes officers reportedly beat Faranak Farid so severely that she temporarily lost hearing in an ear and was left unable to move one arm.

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14 September 2011

A Saudi human rights activist taken to court after calling for reforms says he will continue to speak out against repression.

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13 September 2011

Human rights activists detained after pro-reform protests in Syria remain at great risk after nearly 100 recent deaths in custody.

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12 September 2011

Abdolfattah Soltani, one of Iran’s most prominent human rights lawyers, was arrested in Tehran on Saturday.

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08 September 2011

The health workers are facing trial apparently over treating some of those injured during a recent government crackdown on pro-reform protests.

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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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