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Walid Yunis Ahmad has recently been charged with terrorism-related offences that he is alleged to have committed in 2009 when he had already been in prison for over nine years.
Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch call on the authorities to reveal the whereabouts of over 30 people arrested during a raid on law center in Cairo.
Omar Suleiman urged to stop the violence unleashed by pro-government supporters in Cairo and across the country amid fresh reports of a renewed crackdown on journalists and activists.
Two members of the organization's staff were taken, along with several others, by police in Cairo after the Hisham Mubarak Law Centre was taken over by military police this morning.
Activists and journalists harassed and two Amnesty International staff members detained along with dozens of others as part of an apparent attempt to suppress the wave of mass protests.
Authorities urged to protect the right to peaceful protest as clashes erupt with organized groups of pro-government supporters attacking protesters in Cairo and across Egypt.
The army must continue respecting peaceful protest as people across the country hold their biggest demonstration yet.
Government action against Al Jazeera and its journalists are attempts to close down reporting of street protests and the free flow of information.
A slideshow of images from throughout Egypt's mass anti-government demonstrations that started on 25 January 2011.
Israel jails a prominent Palestinian human rights activist for nine years on espionage charges.
Authorities urged to act to prevent further deaths of protesters, amid continuing nationwide protests against poverty, police abuse and corruption.
Tawakkol Karman received a death threat from a high-ranking official for her role in the continuing demonstrations in the country.
Amnesty International reveals how security forces used disproportionate force to disperse protesters and in some cases fired on fleeing protesters and bystanders.
Reports of ongoing demonstrations in Egypt today follow a day of protest that saw at least three deaths, beatings of detainees and 500 protesters arrested.
Amnesty International questions the findings of an Israeli inquiry into last year's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla after it cleared the Israeli armed forces of wrongdoing.
Amnesty International's human rights plan urges new government to make fundamental and lasting reforms of the country's repressive security and justice system.
Yemeni activists detained in anti-government protests this weekend tell Amnesty International they fear the authorities' crackdown on freedom of expression will worsen amid growing calls for reform.
Demonstrations against unemployment, police abuses and corruption are planned in Egypt, but opposition activists have reportedly been threatened with arrest.
Ja'far Kazemi and Mohammad Ali Haj Aghaei had been convicted of 'enmity against God', 'propaganda against the system' and having contacts with a banned opposition group.
New caretaker government frees some of those detained during the rule of the country's recently ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.