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

Regional News

from Middle east and north africa

18 September 2009
Some seeking safe haven from the fighting between government troops and militants in the Sa'da region, are said to have been denied entry. Others have been forcibly returned to the conflict zone.
18 September 2009
Amnesty International's Secretary General has urged the White House to refer the report on violations of international law committed in Gaza to the UN Security Council.
16 September 2009
Muntadhar al-Zaidi has been released after nine months in prison for throwing his shoes at former US President George W Bush. He has said that he was tortured by Iraqi security services.
10 September 2009
Four men were shot dead by Egyptian security forces as they attempted to cross the border into Israel on Tuesday.
10 September 2009
Victims of rape and other torture by Iranian security forces are facing renewed risk after documents detailing abuses against them were confiscated this week.
04 September 2009
Caspian Makan, the fiancé of the young woman killed in the recent protests in Iran, has been held in detention since 26 June, after he made a statement linking her murder to pro-government militia.
17 August 2009
Allegations that election protesters were tortured and raped in detention must be urgently investigated by the Iranian authorities.
13 August 2009
Ali Ben Sassi Toumi has been accused of 'membership of a terrorist organization', 'providing expertise and logistical support to a terrorist organization' and fraud.
12 August 2009
Over 100 people are on trial for fomenting protests against the disputed result of Iran's 12 June presidential election. Amnesty International has challenged the Iranian authorities to open up the court to international observers.
11 August 2009
Thirty-six Iranians, detained by Iraqi security forces since 28 July, remain at risk of being forcibly returned to Iran where they could face torture or execution.
05 August 2009
A Tunisian national is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment in his home country after being forcibly returned from Italy on Sunday.
04 August 2009
More than 100 people have gone on trial in Tehran accused of organizing recent widespread civil protests.
03 August 2009
A leading Syrian human rights lawyer has been formally charged in relation to his legitimate work in defending the rights of political prisoners in Syria
29 July 2009
Eight people are reported to have been killed and up to 400 injured after Iraqi forces attacked unarmed Iranian residents of Camp Ashraf.
24 July 2009
Thousands of activists in over 105 countries will participate in a Global Day of Action on Saturday, to demonstrate solidarity with those whose human rights are being
22 July 2009
Usra al-Hussein’s imprisonment for almost a year, may have been related to her efforts to communicate with an international organization regarding the detention conditions of her husband.
22 July 2009
Thirty six Iranian Army officers, a French student, activists, journalists and lawyers are among those detained as waves of arrests and killings continue unabated in I
20 July 2009
Monday 20 July marks exactly four years since Ziad Ramadan was arrested by the Syrian authorities, in whose custody he remains detained without charge or trial.
15 July 2009
A Palestinian imprisoned for 15 years for a murder he has always denied committing was released on Monday after being granted a presidential pardon.
World Regions Asia PacificMidde East and North AfricaAmericasEurope and Central AsiaAfrica
Nigeria’s police and military routinely torture women, men, and...
The Guatemalan government is fuelling the fires of conflict by...
The life sentence handed down by a Chinese court to prominent Uighur...
Turkey began to close some of its border crossings with Syria after...
Turkey began to close some of its border crossings with Syria after...