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

Regional News

from Middle east and north africa

13 August 2008
Eight male teachers were released without charge in Saudi Arabia on 12 July 2008, after over four months’ detention.
08 August 2008
The Syrian authorities unexpectedly released Dr. Aref Dalilah on Thursday following a presidential amnesty.
29 July 2008
Amnesty International is appalled by the mass execution of 29 men in Tehran’s Evin Prison on 27 July 2008. Their deaths brought the number of executions carrie
22 July 2008
A Tunisian journalist has been released eight months after he was arrested.
14 July 2008
The family of an Iraqi hotel receptionist who died after being tortured over a period of 36 hours while detained by UK troops in Basra, Iraq, will be paid compensati
08 July 2008
Tunisian authorities re-arrest prisoner and harass defence lawyers in apparent reprisal for Amnesty International's report.
26 June 2008
To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Amnesty International members and supporters are taking action around the world.
16 June 2008
Nine women attempting to take part in a small, peaceful seminar to commemorate a day of solidarity with Iranian women were arrested in Tehran on Thursday.
13 June 2008
Reports indicate that the Egyptian authorities have deported some 700 Eritrean asylum-seekers to Massawa in Eritrea, on special daily Egypt Air flights from Aswan In
11 June 2008
A Kurdish boy, believed to be 16 or 17 years old at the time of execution, was executed in Iran on Tuesday.
20 May 2008
Amnesty International has urged the Head of the Judiciary in Iran to ensure that appeals hearings against the recent convictions and sentences of six women’s ri
16 May 2008
Amnesty International has welcomed the public inquiry into the case of an Iraqi hotel receptionist who died after being tortured over a period of 36 hours while deta
13 May 2008
All political leaders in Lebanon must clearly instruct their supporters to fully respect human rights and to refrain from recklessly carrying out attacks in heavily-
30 April 2008
More than 3,000 Palestinian refugees are currently cut off from the rest of the world in dire conditions without access to adequate humanitarian assistance. 
28 April 2008
Secretly filmed footage of a man being beheaded in Saudi Arabia has been received by Amnesty International.
18 April 2008
At least 18 Palestinians, including children and other unarmed civilians, were killed by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday.
18 April 2008
Twenty-eight people have been executed in Iraq this week following what appear to have been hasty and unfair trials.
15 April 2008
11 April 2008
Eight men convicted of undermining the monarchy in Morocco last year have been released after they were pardoned by the King. 
11 April 2008
A prominent trade unionist in Iran has been released from detention after serving a one-year prison sentence.
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