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The state of the world's human rights

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14 October 2011

A Saudi Arabian human rights activist has been arrested and is at risk of torture and other human rights violations.

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06 October 2011

Bahrain's Public Prosecutor has ordered the re-trial of 20 doctors and health workers handed prison terms by a military court of up to 15 years.

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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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29 September 2011

A video on Youtube shows Egyptian army and police officers beating and torturing detainees.

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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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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 Saudi Arabian woman has been sentenced to flogging merely for driving a car, highlighting the country's ongoing repression against women.

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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

A group of Bahraini women and girls have been subjected to beatings and other ill-treatment after their arrest at a Manama mall amid protests on Friday.

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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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09 September 2011

Iraqi authorities are urged to redouble their efforts to protect journalists and ensure they can carry out their work in safety.

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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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07 September 2011

National Transitional Council urged to act after allegations that black Libyans were detained, threatened and beaten on suspicion of fighting for al-Gaddafi forces.

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30 August 2011

Black Libyans and sub-Saharan Africans suspected of being pro-Gaddafi are being targeted by anti-Gaddafi forces, Amnesty International says.

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25 August 2011

Amnesty International's delegation in Libya has gathered testimonies from survivors of abuse at the hands of both pro-Gaddafi and rebel forces

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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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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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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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01 August 2011

Majid Movahedi was officially pardoned in exchange for compensation hours before he was due to be blinded by acid in a Tehran hospital.

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01 August 2011

The UN must take urgent action to stop the escalating violence against protesters in Syria, which amounts to crimes against humanity.

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