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12 November 2008
Guilty verdict upheld for student who "offended" Moroccan king
The Marrakesh Court of Appeals in Morocco has upheld a lower court's guilty verdict against an 18-year-old student for insulting the King.
05 November 2008
Gaza ceasefire at risk
A spate of Israeli and Palestinian attacks and counter-attacks in the past 24 hours could spell the end of the five-and-a-half-month truce.
31 October 2008
Egyptian association for torture victims wins court case against closure
A Cairo Administrative Court has rescinded the government’s decision to dissolve the Association for Human rights and Legal Aid.
30 October 2008
Syrian court sentences activists to two and a half years
Twelve members of the opposition coalition the Damascus Declaration for Democratic National Change are convicted of "weakening national sentiment.
22 October 2008
UK's highest court to hear key test cases on deportations with assurances
The UK’s highest court will begin hearing two important test cases related to human rights and the UK government's counter-terrorism policies on Thursday.
20 October 2008
Juveniles still to face the noose in Iran
A senior judicial official in Iran has said that the judicial execution of juvenile offenders convicted of murder will continue in the country.
17 October 2008
Iran to end child executions
Iran has instructed all courts to stop issuing death sentences against juvenile offenders. However, it is not clear if the directive includes those convicted of murder
14 October 2008
Turkey expels refugees for second time
Turkish law enforcement officials have expelled the same group of Uzbekistani refugees into Iranian territory for the second time in one month.
10 October 2008
Libyan prisoner of conscience released
Arrested for trying to organize a peaceful demonstration critical of the Libyan government, Idriss Boufayed has been released on humanitarian grounds, after being diag
08 October 2008
Prominent Egyptian editor pardoned
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has pardoned Ibrahim Eissa, who was charged with publishing information considered "damaging to the public interest and Egypt's
08 October 2008
Pro-democracy activists in Syria face 15 years in prison
Twelve people are charged with "weakening national sentiment" for attending a meeting of the Damascus Declaration for Democratic National Change.
06 October 2008
Human rights violations in cities around the world
As World Habitat Day focuses on the state of the housing rights situation across the globe, here are case studies from cities in Cambodia, Brazil, Italy, Israel and An
18 September 2008
Moroccan blogger freed
The Court of Appeal in Agadir, Morocco, has overturned the two-year sentence imposed on blogger Mohamed Erraji.
11 September 2008
Moroccan blogger jailed for peacefully expressing his views
Mohamed Erraji was sentenced to two years for “lack of respect due to the King”. His conviction is reported to be related to an article he published on an
05 September 2008
Human rights in Libya must be on the agenda of discussions with US
As Condoleezza Rice becomes the first US Secretary of State to visit Libya in 55 years, Amnesty International urges the US government to make human rights an integra
27 August 2008
Trapped – collective punishment in Gaza
The blockade imposed by Israel on the Gaza Strip over a year ago has left the population of 1.5 million Palestinians trapped with dwindling resources and an economy
15 August 2008
Suspension of stoning executions a welcome step if carried out
Amnesty International has welcomed last week's announcement by the spokesperson for Iran’s Judiciary that execution by stoning has been suspended.
15 August 2008
Army’s so-called inquiry into cameraman's killing in Gaza a scandal
Amnesty International has described as scandalous the Israeli army's account of firing a tank shell that killed Reuters cameraman Fadel Shana as a "sound"
14 August 2008
Lebanon bus bomb kills 14, including civilians
The attack, on a commercial bus in Tripoli on Wednesday 13 August, also injures tens of others.
13 August 2008
Eight Bahraini nationals released
Eight male teachers were released without charge in Saudi Arabia on 12 July 2008, after over four months’ detention.
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