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

Regional News

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24 November 2010

Amnesty International has condemned a bomb attack in Yemen that reportedly killed at least 17 people and injured 15 as they travelled to celebrate a Shi’a festival in the northern town of al-Zahir.

19 November 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Saudi Arabian authorities to protect domestic workers from abuse, following the reported discovery of the mutilated body of an Indonesian woman in a skip.

18 November 2010

Kareem Amer was freed after completing a four-year prison term for allegedly criticizing President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's al-Azhar religious authorities and Islam in a blog.

16 November 2010

The family of Ahmed Shaaban, a 19-year-old man, allege that he died after being tortured and physically abused by police officers in Alexandria.

16 November 2010

Some of 23 detainees say they have been beaten, deprived of sleep and forced to stand for long periods in reprisal for previous torture claims.

12 November 2010

Lebanese national 'Ali Hussain Sibat will now be retried with a view to considering commutation of his sentence and deportation to Lebanon at the end of his sentence.

11 November 2010

Deaths and injuries occurred during a security forces operation to forcibly removal of thousands of people from the camp near Laayoune, Western Sahara.

11 November 2010

Kareem Amer, who was jailed for four years for criticizing President Hosni Mubarak and Islam, is still being held despite being due for release last week.

05 November 2010

Award-winning activist Muhannad al-Hassani, currently serving a three-year prison sentence, was severely beaten by his cellmate last month.

03 November 2010

Amnesty International today called on Iran to immediately release the lawyer and son of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian woman who is at risk of execution by stoning.

02 November 2010

Amnesty International condemns as a war crime Sunday’s attack on a church in Baghdad by an armed group, in which more than 40 civilians were killed as security forces tried to free hostages.

28 October 2010

Amnesty International calls on the Egyptian authorities to release or charge all detained supporters of opposition groups ahead of next month's parliamentary elections, following a new wave of arrests.

27 October 2010

Amnesty International is calling on the Moroccan authorities to immediately investigate the fatal checkpoint shooting of a 14-year old boy outside a camp set up by Sahrawi protestors.

27 October 2010

Amnesty International today urged the Saudi Arabian King to halt the execution of a young Sri Lankan woman who has lost her appeal against a death sentence for a murder committed when she says she was 17.

26 October 2010

Amnesty International today called on the Iraqi authorities not to execute former Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz and two other former officials sentenced to death.

22 October 2010

Amnesty International calls on the USA to investigate how much US officials knew about the torture of detainees held by Iraqi security forces after new evidence emerged in files released by the Wikileaks organization.

20 October 2010

Sheikh Hassan Mchaymech has been held incommunicado since July when he was arrested while on his way to make the pilgrimage to Mecca.

19 October 2010

Authorities urged to immediately release, or charge with a recognizable criminal offence, over 70 members of the Muslim Brotherhood group.

15 October 2010

Authorities urged to abandon plans to construct 238 new housing units for Israeli civilians in occupied East Jerusalem.

14 October 2010

Morocco urged to release three men accused of undermining the country's internal security after their visit to camps in Algeria run by the Polisario Front.

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