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The state of the world's human rights

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01 August 2012

A new Amnesty International report says the assault by state forces on Aleppo is the culmination of months of a brutal crackdown on dissident voices.

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01 August 2012

Armed militiamen in Libya must immediately and unconditionally release seven Iranian Red Crescent members abducted in Benghazi.

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31 July 2012

At least 35 activists are believed to have been detained since 16 July and are thought to be at risk of torture.

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30 July 2012

Court sentences 70-year-old Ramze Shihab Amhed to 15 years in prison after 'grossly unfair' trial that relied on 'torture' evidence.

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23 July 2012

Amnesty International urges Bahrain to release all prisoners of conscience ahead of appeals in prominent cases.

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13 July 2012

Authorities urged to allow the community of stateless individuals known as Bidun to exercise their rights in line with international standards

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26 June 2012

Syrian government forces have been brutally targeting medical workers amid the ongoing crackdown on protesters in Aleppo.

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25 June 2012

Tunisia has extradited al-Gaddafi's former prime minister to Libya, putting him at risk of torture, unfair trial and extrajudicial execution.

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25 June 2012

Families and followers of Syrian dissidents are frequently attacked and detained in an attempt to crush any opposition to the regime.

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14 June 2012

Bahrain's High Criminal Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction of nine health professionals tried for their role in anti-government protests last year.

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13 June 2012

Bahrain's High Criminal Court of Appeal is due to rule on the appeal of 20 health professionals charged in relation to last year's protests.

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07 June 2012

Hisham Anour Ben Khayal categorically denies accusations he purposefully withheld medical treatment from an pro-Gaddafi fighter who died from a gunshot wound last year.

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06 June 2012

A new Amnesty International report calls on Israel to stop using detention without charge or trial against activists from the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

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29 May 2012

Despite the release on bail of a prominent Bahraini human rights defender, many prisoners of conscience remain behind bars.

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29 May 2012

An exiled member of the Syrian Non Violence Movement calls for increased international pressure to end human rights abuses in Syria.

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24 May 2012

Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.

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17 May 2012

Journalist Salameh Kaileh describes his torture in a Syrian prison and hospital before he was deported to Jordan.

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27 April 2012

Concern is growing for three human rights defenders being held at a military base near Damascus, amid reports they may be facing ongoing torture.

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19 April 2012

Libya's armed militias have been accused of widespread torture and more than a dozen deaths in custody since September 2011.

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18 April 2012

A Libyan man subjected to rendition in 2004 has filed a civil claim against former UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and other officials.

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