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Jordan's authorities must end their crackdown against pro-reform activists and allow them freely to express their views, Amnesty International said.
Iran must release Majid Sedeghi, who was arrested before his brother Saeed Sedeghi had been expected to be executed, Amnesty International said.
Iran is urged to immediately commute the death sentences of 11 men who are at imminent risk of execution after being transferred to Tehran's Evin Prison.
A decree by Egypt’s President Morsi pardoning some protesters is welcome, but falls short of providing a fair trial to 1,100 others, Amnesty International said.
As a large contingent of armed forces and armed militias surround Bani Walid in preparation for a possible assault, Amnesty International has called on the Libyan authorities to avoid excessive use of force in the city.
Two new reports on Egypt document unlawful killings, excessive use of force, torture and other ill-treatment against protesters by both the military and the police.
The convictions of nine health professionals sentenced to prison terms for their role in last year's pro-democracy uprising in Bahrain must be quashed by the authorities, Amnesty International said.
Iranian human rights defender and lawyer Mohammad Ali Dadkhah must be immediately and unconditionally released, Amnesty International said.
The Tunisian authorities must drop indecency charges against a woman who was summoned to court on Wednesday after she had complained that police officers raped her.
Yemen is on the brink of a human rights crisis unless the authorities act now to end persistent abuses in the country and address past violations.
Libya’s political leadership must take immediate steps to end ongoing human rights abuses and establish the rule of law.
Ayoub Massoudi given four-month suspended sentence by a military court in Tunis.
With the academic year about to begin in Iran, the authorities have escalated a clampdown on students.
Civilians, many of them children, are the main victims of a campaign of relentless and indiscriminate attacks by the Syrian army.
The UN Human Rights Council's review of the human rights situation in Bahrain will have been a hollow exercise unless it is followed by concrete action.
Across Libya, 'irregular migrants' are detained in poor conditions where they face torture and other ill-treatment.
Hasna Shaeeb Khalifa and her sister Hala have been threatened, arbitrarily detained, interrogated and released without charge several times.
Every day children and other civilians are being killed and injured in indiscriminate air bombardments and artillery strikes by government armed forces all over Syria.
The Egyptian government should immediately withdraw its invitation to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, and arrest him if he travels to Cairo.
Countries neighbouring Syria must ensure that refugees who are stranded on their borders are allowed to find sanctuary, Amnesty International said.