Annual Report 2013
The state of the world's human rights

Regional News

from Middle east and north africa

31 July 2013

The Egyptian government’s decision to mandate security forces to end all pro-Morsi sit-ins in Greater Cairo, considering recent violence against protesters, is a recipe for further bloodshed.

29 July 2013

Today’s decision by a Tunisian court to dismiss a defamation case against the 18-year-old FEMEN activist Amina Sboui is only a partial victory, Amnesty International said as it called for her release.

29 July 2013

Evidence that the Egyptian security forces have once again used unwarranted live fire and other excessive force underlines the crucial need for police reform.

26 July 2013

Civilians in the vicinity of opposition fighters’ bases in the governorate of Tartus are at risk of summary execution by pro-government forces.

25 July 2013

Security forces must do more to protect protesters from violent attack and avoid the use of excessive force against peaceful gatherings, Amnesty International said as Egypt braces for major rival political rallies on Friday.

24 July 2013

The Yemeni authorities must respond to allegations that an investigative journalist was ill-treated and arbitrarily imprisoned based on his work to reveal the US military’s role in a deadly 2009 attack.

23 July 2013

Security forces stood by and failed to intervene during a brutal attack on Coptic Christians in Luxor, Amnesty International said in a briefing published today.

18 July 2013

Israel must immediately halt all demolitions of Arab Bedouin homes in communities in the Negev/Naqab desert which the government has refused to officially recognize.

10 July 2013

Evidence gathered by Amnesty International suggests that the security forces have used excessive force against supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi. 

10 July 2013

Some 259 people fleeing violence and civil war in Syria turned back at Cairo Airport.

09 July 2013

New allegations of torture of people arrested after clashes between the Lebanese army and fighters supporting the Sunni Muslim cleric Ahmed al-Asseer in Lebanon, last month.

08 July 2013

Amnesty International is calling for an urgent independent investigation into the reported deaths of at least 51 people outside the Republican Guard headquarters today.

05 July 2013

The last two days have seen a new wave of arrests, raids on media and an incident in which a protester was killed by army live fire.

04 July 2013

Palestinian rights activist Nariman Tamimi was placed under partial house arrest today to prevent her taking part in peaceful protests while she awaits trial next week.

03 July 2013

Egyptian police and security forces are failing to protect protesters and bystanders from violence amid the country’s political strife.

03 July 2013

With the ousting of President Morsi in Egypt the security forces must protect the human rights and safety of everyone in Egypt, regardless of their political affiliation.

02 July 2013

A court in the UAE sentenced 68 of the 94 government critics on trial for allegedly “plotting to overthrow the state” to prison terms of between seven and 15 years.

28 June 2013

The mother of Palestinian born in Iraq currently on death row talks about how his son was tortured into confessing to a crime he says, he didn't commit.

28 June 2013

Mass protests against President Morsi are expected to mark his first anniversary in office, and clashes with his supporters are feared.

27 June 2013

United Arab Emirates state security officers have subjected detainees to systematic mistreatment, including torture, say hand-written letters from detainees smuggled out of jails.

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