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18 October 2011

More than 30 security officials dragged Bahraini teacher and activist Jalila al-Salman from her home early this morning.

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18 October 2011

After more than five years in captivity, Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was released today in exchange for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.

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17 October 2011

Iran must acknowledge current and past human rights abuses during UN committee hearing.

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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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13 October 2011

Maikel Nabil Sanad, a 26-year-old blogger, is due to face a second military trial over charges related to his writings.

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

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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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21 September 2011

Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were arrested while hiking in the Iraq-Iran border area in 2009 and recently sentenced to eight years for "espionage".

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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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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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01 September 2011

Survivors describe how al-Gaddafi forces detained them in sweltering heat in crowded metal containers where 19 people died.

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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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21 August 2011

Two US citizens accused of "espionage" and "illegal entry" have been sentenced to eight years in prison by a Tehran court.

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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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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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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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02 August 2011

The former leaders of Tunisia and Egypt, both ousted in popular uprisings in recent months, are facing criminal trials for abuse of power.

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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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