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The state of the world's human rights

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01 November 2012

Nine women held in Tehran's Evin prison have started a hunger strike in protest at ill-treatment by prison guards.

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30 October 2012

The Tunisian authorities must quash the convictions of two journalists amid concerns they have been punished for criticizing the government, Amnesty International said.

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30 October 2012

Announced today, the ban on all gatherings and rallies violates the right to freedom of expression and assembly.

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29 October 2012

A poet facing a secret trial in Qatar after being detained since last year is a possible prisoner of conscience.

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25 October 2012

All peaceful activists and other prisoners of conscience detained in Syria must be set free after a mass amnesty was granted ahead of the Eid al-Adha religious festival.

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23 October 2012

Progress on human rights in Tunisia that followed the ousting of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali is being rolled back by the current Tunisian Government.

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19 October 2012

Bahrain must quash convictions and sentences against two former teachers' union leaders ahead of the final verdict in their trial this weekend.

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16 October 2012

The Saudi Arabian authorities must withdraw their threat to deal “firmly” with people taking part in demonstrations and stop detaining peaceful protesters.

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16 October 2012

Alber Saber Ayad could receive a six-year prison sentence if he is convicted of "defamation of religion".

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12 October 2012

Jordan's authorities must end their crackdown against pro-reform activists and allow them freely to express their views, Amnesty International said.

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11 October 2012

Iran must release Majid Sedeghi, who was arrested before his brother Saeed Sedeghi had been expected to be executed, Amnesty International said.

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01 October 2012

The convictions of nine health professionals sentenced to prison terms for their role in last year's pro-democracy uprising in Bahrain must be quashed by the authorities, Amnesty International said.

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25 September 2012

Yemen is on the brink of a human rights crisis unless the authorities act now to end persistent abuses in the country and address past violations.

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24 September 2012

Ayoub Massoudi given four-month suspended sentence by a military court in Tunis.

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21 September 2012

With the academic year about to begin in Iran, the authorities have escalated a clampdown on students.

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19 September 2012

The UN Human Rights Council's review of the human rights situation in Bahrain will have been a hollow exercise unless it is followed by concrete action. 

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17 September 2012

Hasna Shaeeb Khalifa and her sister Hala have been threatened, arbitrarily detained, interrogated and released without charge several times.

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11 September 2012

A string of recent court rulings in the Omani capital Muscat are crushing free speech in Oman.

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04 September 2012

Iranian authorities must release prisoner of conscience Zhila Bani-Yaghoub, an award-winning journalist and women’s rights activist, Amnesty International said.

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29 August 2012

Court ignores flaws in the Israeli military’s internal investigation into the death of the US activist killed by a bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in 2003.

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