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

Regional News

from Middle east and north africa

13 July 2009
Following the mass arrests of demonstrators and opposition activists in Iran over recent weeks in connection with the disputed presidential election, Amnesty Interna
10 July 2009
Amnesty International has condemned the excessive use of force by Iranian security forces against demonstrators in Tehran commemorating the tenth anniversary of 18 T
10 July 2009
Seven members of Iran's Baha’i religious minority could face the death penalty if convicted on Saturday.
09 July 2009
Demonstrations planned to mark the tenth anniversary of the brutal suppression of student-led protests by security forces in Iran, must be allowed to go ahead peaceful
29 June 2009
Amnesty International is gravely concerned that several opposition leaders detained in the wake of the 12 June elections may be facing torture, possibly to force the
26 June 2009
President Obama’s decision to close the US detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, by next January leads Amnesty International to fear that several Tu
26 June 2009
The Iranian authorities must immediately release dozens of journalists arrested since 12 June and who are at risk of torture in detention, Amnesty International said
25 June 2009
No armed group has claimed responsibility for the attack, which also injured more than 127 people.
22 June 2009
Amnesty International is calling on the government of  Iran to stop using the Basij militia to police demonstrations with immediate effect. The call follows repor
19 June 2009
Ayatollah Khamenei's televised address calls for an end to street protests against the outcome of the election and warns people that if they continue to take to the st
19 June 2009
19 June 2009
This morning’s speech by Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, indicates the authorities’ readiness to launch violent crackdowns if people con
18 June 2009
In this editorial piece, Amnesty International's Secretary General Irene Khan considers the consequences of Iran's 'stolen election', the government's abuse of human r
17 June 2009
Demonstrations against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed election victory have spread to all corners of the country.
15 June 2009
Thousands of demonstrators faced a violent response when they took to the streets in Iran on Saturday to protest against the announcement of the victory of incumbent
14 June 2009
The Iranian authorities must start an immediate investigation into the security forces’ violent handling of thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets
12 June 2009

Both Libyan and Italian leaders urged to make human rights an integral part of migration control policies and to uphold the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, an

09 June 2009
The Iranian presidential elections are to be held this month on 12 June. The candidates are: the incumbent President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; Mohsen Rezaei, a former co
08 June 2009
Five families in the West Bank hamlet of Hadidiya are under threat of immediate eviction.
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