from Middle east and north africa
Saudi Arabian women activists still plan to defy a driving ban in the Kingdom on 26 October despite having their campaign website hacked and receiving repeated threats from the authorities to thwart the effort.
The Israeli authorities must drop all charges against a Palestinian human rights lawyer released on bail last night, Amnesty International said.
The Saudi Arabian authorities must respect the right of women to drive this Saturday in defiance of a ban on women driving in the Kingdom, said Amnesty International.
The Libyan authorities must urgently find a durable solution to end the continued forcible displacement of tens of thousands of Tawarghas and other communities during the 2011 armed conflict.
Saudi Arabia has failed on every count to live up to its promises to address the dire human rights situation in the country.
The Egyptian authorities must end their appalling policy of unlawfully detaining and forcibly returning hundreds of refugees who have fled the armed conflict in Syria.
Iranian authorities say prisoner will be hanged for a second time once his condition improves.
The Algerian authorities must immediately release a blogger detained on terrorism and defamation charges after he shared photos and caricatures of the President and the Prime Minister on his Facebook account.
Evidence gathered from eyewitnesses, health officials and wounded protesters suggests security forces used live ammunition to disperse crowds of mostly peaceful demonstrators on 6 October.
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has been awarded the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.
A proposal to introduce “medical tests” to bar migrant workers deemed to be “homosexual” or transgender from entering Kuwait and other Gulf countries is outrageous.
Today’s shipwreck off the coast of Alexandria that drowned at least 12 people, many believed to be refugees from Syria, highlights the crushing life-and-death decisions facing many who fled to Egypt to escape Syria’s armed conflict.
Authorities in Morocco must immediately and unconditionally drop charges against three teen-agers arrested for kissing and posting a photo on Facebook, said Amnesty International ahead of a court hearing on Friday.
The Iraqi authorities must immediately halt all executions, Amnesty International said after 42 people were executed in the last two days.
A detailed report into the attacks targeting Coptic Christian communities in August reveals the extent of the failure of the security services to protect the minority group.
After years of uncertainty, the full facts in the case of Faysal Baraket, a Tunisian student who died in police custody in 1991, are coming to light, bringing an end to years of denial and deception by the Tunisian authorities.
A wave of suicide bombings targeting school children and Shi’a pilgrims over the weekend marks a deplorable turn in the current surge in violence, said Amnesty International.
36 refugees from Syria, many of Palestinian origin, have been deported to Syria today, according to information received by Amnesty International.
It’s been a year since Khalil Ma’touq disappeared. The eminent human rights lawyer and his colleague Mohammed Thatha are being held in conditions amounting to enforced disappearance - where they are at risk of torture or even death.
Allegations the Bahraini authorities used electric shocks and other torture methods to extract confessions from members of a group of 50 Shi’a activists are just one factor making their trial and convictions unfair.